New Sausages at The Red Hot

New Sausages at The Red Hot

The Red Hot is one of my very favorite places in Tacoma. The food is consistently good, the beers local and cold, and the atmosphere easy and comfortable.

I’m normally a creature of habit when ordering at The Red Hot, but this time I was told there’s two new sausages on the menu, and I had to give them a try. Sure, they have their Test Kitchen Thursdays each week, with new and creative combinations, but the two new sausages are on the menu for a couple months. They’ll be rotated out eventually, so get ’em while you can.

The Broadway Bacon Cheddar Brat ($4.00) is an applewood smoked bacon and cheddar bratwurst with horseradish mayo, chopped onions, apple cider-braised sauerkraut on their signature poppy seed bun. I can see why this ended up on the menu. There’s nothing not to like about cheese-stuffed bratwurst, except maybe that lava-hot juice burning the crap out of your tongue. The horseradish mayo is a nice touch. I’d order it again.

The Market Street Pepper Jack Sweet Italian Sausage ($4.25) is a locally made sweet Italian sausage stuffed with pepper jack cheese on a bolillo roll, with a sweet red pepper sauce, chopped onions and sliced sweet hot peppers. It’s a larger portion, with a sweet smokiness and a great combination overall.

The Red Hot | 2914 6th Ave., Tacoma | 253-779-0229 | Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

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