There are minor snags going on with the build-out of Wursthaus Schmitz at the Reading Terminal Market, but that's not stopping the Brauhaus Schmitz crew from soldiering on. Chef Jeremy Nolen is previewing three of the signature sandwiches that will be available at the RTM stand at the flagship South Street location tomorrow night, and they sound unbelievable. Even better, they're only $4 from 5-7 p.m. at the bar, and $8 after.
"All of our sandwiches will be on bread made daily at Ba Le Bakery on Washington Avenue, since the texture is close to German Brötchen, which is impossible to find here in America," Nolen told Eater. "All of the ingredients are housemade. We want people to come out and try them, and give us feedback."
The three sandwiches available tomorrow night are:
The Polish – A smoked kielbasa topped with spicy horseradish mustard, and slathered in stewed cabbage and tomatoes. "It's like a galumpki on bread," Nolen said.
The Bavarian – Housemade bauernwurst (smoked and ground pork and beef blend), horseradish mayo, Bavarian coleslaw, and crispy fried onions. "There's a lot of acidity and lots of texture interplay, it's a lot of sandwich," Nolen said.
The Hungarian – Smoked Hungarian bratwurst topped with beef goulasch and roasted hot hungarian peppers. "It's like a chili-dog, but huge, messier, and really spicy."
Nolen said that Wursthaus Schmitz is about two weeks out from officially opening in the market, as they're having issues with the hood exhaust system. "It's a setback, but, luckily a minor one," Nolen said. "We're very close."
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