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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!
The Northwest corner of 54th st. & 5th avenue was surprisingly empty today. Normally it is home to the infamous Hallo Berlin Cart, THE place for German sausage in town. I figured what better time to review it… one day after the German soccer (football if you want to be a snob about it) team was knocked out of the World Cup. I was hoping the Cart could bring solace to any fans of German soccer looking to drown their sorrows in one of the best German delicacies the city has to offer.
But the cart was nowhere to be found… and I can’t help but wonder, if yesterday’s game has anything to do with this? Is it possible that Rolf Babiel was too depressed to come to work today?
Hoping to get to the bottom of this, I phoned Hallo Berlin’s actual restaurant on 10th Avenue and 44th street… but they were no help. Partially because whoever answered didn’t speak english very well, but even after my question was finally understood, they told me the cart should be there.
Anyway, sorry to all the German Soccer fans looking for solace today… the actual restaurant is open, if you want to drown your sorrows with a beer after work- but the cart’s whereabouts are a mystery for now…
Hallo Berlin Cart, Usually at the Northwest Corner of 54th St. & 5th Avenue
Hallo Berlin the Restaurant, 626 10th Ave. btw. 44th & 45th st., 212-541-6248