The Bachelor Farmer opens sausage cart, a house-made twist on the hot dog stand

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Hannah Sayle
Sausage, chips, and a pickle -- all made in-house at Bachelor Farmer

Sometimes it's nice to take a step down from souped-up food trucks and get back to the original mobile food peddler: the hot dog stand.

Then again, when a foil-wrapped beef frank on a smushed white bun isn't exactly what you're craving, where can you turn? Well, Hot Dishers, you can turn your wheels in the direction of Bachelor Farmer, which opened a sausage cart earlier this month and is serving house-made versions of all the sausage stand staples.

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Hannah Sayle
A nice little nook for a sausage cart

Get a pork sausage on a Wuollet bakery bun (the one item Bachelor Farmer doesn't make itself), topped with house-made sauerkraut, sweet onion-pepper relish, spicy mustard, and ketchup, and served with a side of crispy potato chips for just $6. Tack on a fat dill pickle for $2 and a water ($1) or bottle of Virgil's root beer ($2) and you've got yourself a mighty fine little lunch.

The sausage is made from pork delivered to Bachelor Farmer (two whole hogs each week) by Pork and Plants Farm in Altura, Minnesota. The meat is butchered in-house and ground with garlic, black pepper, coriander, and fennel. The layered flavors stand shoulders above the one-dimensional, sodium-laden franks to which you might be accustomed. Plus, this has the pleasant snap of a real, honest-to-goodness sausage link.

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Hannah Sayle
About as simple a menu as you'll find anywhere.

There isn't much by way of seating here -- just a handful of small, colorful chairs in the little nook where the sausage stand sits -- but this stretch of First Street isn't terribly busy, so you can always grab a patch of curb and enjoy the summer sun while you lunch.

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Hannah Sayle
House-made pickles

We're pretty fond of a pared-down menu, something that conveys a sense of purpose and makes things simple for a diner in a hurry. The purpose here is fairly straightforward: easy access to delicious, high-quality sausages.

"It's a fun way to get out and offer a lunch option. It's not feasible for us to do a full-service lunch," says Zach, the man behind the stand on the day we happened by. His last name? "Carter," he says. "Like one who runs a cart."

It doesn't get more straightforward than that.

The Bachelor Farmer sausage cart is located at 200 N. First St. and is open Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Location Info

The Bachelor Farmer

50 N. 2nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
Aimee
Aimee

"The meat is butchered in-house"--WTF? How does that work?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

2$ for a pickle!!!


fucking spoiled brats


do not go here........... NEPOTISM 

Aimee Jackson
Aimee Jackson

"The meat is butchered in-house"--WTF? How does that work?

PeteKotz
PeteKotz

What kind of person doesn't hanker for a "foil-wrapped beef frank on a smushed white bun?" Was this story funded by the Soviets?

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

Meaning its fabricated in house, taken apart into its different chops, organs and bones....

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

As in not that actual killing part. I think this is what you were assuming?


Aimee
Aimee

@jason.dorweiler Yes, thanks for clarifying. I had visions of hogs being slaughtered in the kitchen next to the food prep. "What's all that squealing comeing form the kitchen?!" "Oh never mind that, let me tell you about our specials...."

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