Is the Best Wurst really the Best Wurst?
I'm from out of town, and every time I come to Austin, I get suckered into visiting Best Wurst on 6th. It's pretty alright, but I'm convinced that in a city as cultured and epicuriously enlightened as Austin, that there's got to be a better place. I mean don't get me wrong, Best Wurst is good, but I guess that as a tourist, I don't see much outside of 6th street, and downtown Austin.
So please, I ask, where's the best wurst/sausage/hot dog/chili dog in the city?
Nor will we talk any trash about another vender. Best Wurst has been in business in the same location for 16 years (oldest food cart in Texas) and there is a reason. But, you can't compare a brat cart to a hot dog cart anyway.......we're different creatures with different product. New yorkers love his Hot dogs/ Germans say our brat and curry ketchup remind them of home. Come see us, we won't however take your $100 bribe to cut in line. I've had to turn it down a few times myself.
Ryan, Pro street meat slinger
I lived in Philadelphia a couple years and was a regular visitor to the Italian Market. I purchased over a dozen different fresh-made Italian sausages and Best Wurst matches my favorite. Non salty, perfectly cooked, no gristle, just great sausage. I'm gluten-free these days, and Best Wurst will gladly subtract $1 and serve it without a bun.
I will not comment on any of my competition's quality. That's for them and other to say. What I will say is I have an authentic street cart a couple blocks down at 6th and Brazos called "Big Top Dogs" and we specialize in authentic New York Style Sabrett All-Beef, Natural Casing, Hotdogs complete with all the topping you would expect, sauerkraut, onion sauce, push-cart style mustard, award winning chili and all the usual other cold condiments and cheese. I won't say we are the best, but many of my customers do. Including many New Yorkers. Next time you are in town give us a try, I know you won't be disappointed.
Regards, John Dawson Owner Big Top Dogs
Best Wurst is good, and up until last Friday, I would have put it at the top. But then? I tasted the Hot Dog King. And, well, wow. That, my friends, was a brat worth gaining a couple of pounds for. Nice, hard, split-top roll, and the flavor of the sausage took me back to being a kid in Milwaukee. Which I really don't remember that well, but I do now after eating that brat.
Red River and 8th is the location. I've heard that some people brave the crowds on weekend nights just to go eat at the Hot Dog King's cart.