Despite the name of this column, we don’t always write about food trucks. Any food served outdoors is fair game. This time of year that means Holiday Markets.
You can shop for gifts, and eat a great lunch, too. The lunch we had was at the Union Square Holiday Market, but there are some of the same and some different vendors at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, too.
The burgers at Bar Suzette’s stand looked very good, but it’s hard for us to pass up any type of “meat in tube form”, as Anthony Bourdain so eloquently puts it. The Winter Sausage for $7 was our ticket.
A nice, plump wurst was put on the grill after being par-cooked in water with cilantro and onions. Once it was nicely grilled, the sausage was topped with caramelized onions, sauerkraut and dijonnaise sauce (dijon mustard and mayo).
It was difficult to bite the whole sausage and bun because of the size, but luckily, we have a big mouth. The large, meaty sausage, onions and sauerkraut were excellent together, with the caramelized onions adding a particularly good flavor to the mix.
There’s additional mustard at the counter if you want, but the dijonnaise was enough for us, going very well with the rest of the lunch.
Frites and truffle frites were also available, but we’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, and passed them up. (That was one of the tougher decisions we had to make all week.)
The Holiday Markets are open daily until Christmas Eve. More details are here.
If you want Bar Suzette’s food after the holidays, they also have a stand in the Chelsea Market, and are usually part of Madison Square Eats, too.