For German sausage freaks, July 2006 was a terrible month. Not only did you have to watch your Football (aka Soccer) team lose in the Semi-Finals of the World Cup in their home country- but you had to suffer the indignity of not being able to drown your sorrows in a delicious bratwurst during lunch time.
Well, there’s good news. As of yesterday, the Hallo Berlin Cart is back and operating at it’s usual spot on 54th st. & 5th Ave. Back from their annual July trip to Germany, the Babiel Brothers’ cart is back open (as usual) from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and serving up the best German sausage Midtown has to offer. Choose from 10 different kinds of sausages, in all sorts of different combos.
Our favorites (for no other reason then our love for the pictures of Kennedy & Mao Zedong): The Dictator or Democracy Special. Dictator special… you get no choice. One Berliner frank, one bratwurst. Topped with German fries, cabbage, onions and crusty bread for 6 bucks. The Democracy Special… your choice (obviously) of any two wurst, covered in German fries, cabbage, onions and 2 pieces of Bavarian meatballs. Served with crusty bread for $8.
I’ll save my review of the cart, and the +/- for another time… see you on line this afternoon! After all, what could be better then eating sausage, outside in 97 degree heat!