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'Sausage Slam' at DBGB on the Bowery Promises Loads of Links

By Serena Solomon | March 19, 2013 2:11pm

EAST VILLAGE — That's a lot of links.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar on the Bowery will be hosting a "Sausage Slam" Wednesday night featuring a seemingly endless array of mouth-watering wursts served alongside bottomless pints from the Bronx Brewery. 

The Daniel Boulud eatery at East Houston Street will feature eclectic sausage selections such as Thai pork with red curry and green papaya, or the Hamburg stuffed with pork and red wine-braised cabbage.

"For me the perfect sausage has it all — a juicy link which you get from meat with the perfect fat-to-meat ratio and an all-natural casing [and] creative, seasonally inspired fillings," said DBGB executive chef Alex Martinez. "These can be fruits like apples in the fall, vegetables like Brussels sprouts in the winter and peas in the spring."

The event will be family style and promises "mounds" of sausages in even more varieties, including the Normande (stuffed with pork, apples and beer) and the Beaujolaise (pork, mushrooms and bacon on a bed of lentils du puy).

"I think New Yorkers love our sausages because they're creative and artisanal takes on a casual item," added Martinez, who often features about a dozen sausage types on DBGB's regular menu.  "New Yorkers like to see familiar foods elevated to a higher culinary level, and that's what we do with our sausages."

The 7 p.m. event, with a ticket price of $95 per person, will pair the sausages with a spring-inspired frisée salad, a garlic and potato soup, and a sweet and savory rhubarb tart with ricotta ice cream for dessert.  

Damian Brown, the Bronx Brewery's head brewer, will also be on hand to pour pints of Bronx Belgian Pale Ale, with notes of fruit, spice and earth, according to the restaurant. The brewery's Bronx Black Pale Ale and American-style Bronx Pale Ale will also be available at the event.