Amazing Eats: Sensational Sausages
Did You Know? Sausages are some of the earliest amazing eats on record! Early humans developed sausage-making in an effort to preserve meat for future consumption.
Dish 1: Bahama Mamas
Where: Schmidt's, 240 East Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43216
Did You Know? The guilty pleasure of sausage is often described as sinful. But legend has it that in 320 ad, the Catholic Church actually declared eating sausage a sin, due to its association with a popular pagan festival.
Dish 2: Chili Half-Smoke Sausage
Where: Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Did You Know? When the Erie Canal opened in 1823, the economy of Rochester exploded, making it one of America’s original boomtowns. Today, Rochester is home to explosive meat sandwiches known as bombers.
Dish 3: Italian Sausage "Bomber" Sandwich
Where: Campi's, 205 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14611
Did You Know? Thought to be a direct descendant of the frankfurter of Frankfurt, Germany, hot dogs became enormously popular in 1893 when baseball parks started serving them to fans.
Dish 4: Sausage "Saddlebag" Pancakes
Where: The Buff, 1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Did You Know? Up through World War II, sausages were made with water. If not cooked properly under high heat, they exploded - leading the British to nickname the combustible links "bangers."
Dish 5: Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich
Where: Bruges, 336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Did You Know? Sausages can vary by country and region as each incorporates their own local ingredients into the links.
Dish 6: Polish Boy sausage sandwich
Where: Hot Sauce Williams, 7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103