The scruffy urban dog house turned hipster, gluten-aware hot dog emporium known as Soul Dog, of Poughkeepsie, New York, closed in October and is unlikely to reopen in the city. There’s talk of possibly reopening at some point outside of the Poughkeepsie area. When we paid Soul Dog a visit in 2014, during its hipster incarnation, we were delighted with the inventively topped tube steaks and hand-cut fries. Thankfully, gluten-free was only an option, not de rigueur.
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New Braunfels Smokehouse and the Wurstfest
One of our favorite all-time festivals is going on right now. The Wurstfest, in New Braunfels, Texas, is a German/Texan celebration of beer, sausage, and music. The eating, for carnivores, is spectacular, much of it supplied by the New Braunfels Smokehouse, which produces those sausage kabobs you see pictured at the top of this post. In all, the NB Smokehouse expects to sell over 40,000 pounds of sausage at the Wurstfest. Read more about the New Braunfels Smokehouse and the Wurstfest in The Herald-Zeithung. The festival continues through Sunday the 16th. Continue reading