Sausages: The strongest link

Exotic meats, upscale toppings a hit with diners

Hearty, flavorful and generally low-food-cost sausage is gaining prominence on menus as a comfort food fix, and the most popular American member of its family, the hot dog, has even started to go upscale.


Chefs are putting higher-end twists on the sausage, finding that those preparations are a non-threatening way to introduce guests to more exotic flavors and often can allow restaurants to charge a premium price for the humble dish.


Drew Belline, chef of No. 246 in Decatur, Ga

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