Best Sausage (2008)
North Carolina Country Store
Though we're partial to hot dogs at Nathan's Coney Island and Papaya King, first prize goes to Brooklyn's amazing NORTH CAROLINA COUNTRY STORE, where the products for sale run to country hams, boiled peanuts, liver pudding, fritter mixes, and other down-home faves. Drawing you ineluctably to the back of the store, a gal at a pair of griddles cooks up a variety of fragrant sausages, including "smoke," "sage," and "beef." A pair of sausages on two slices of white bread slathered with mustard: $2.75.