The Wurst is anything but… the dogs are inspired by the owners hometown, Detroit.
The place can be a little overwhelming at first. There is a large menu above the front counter, a gal behind the counter taking orders and depending on the time of day, several gals walking through the line taking orders, so you have to be quick and know what you want.There is a lot to choose from on the menus with the selection of dogs and then your choice of sides: sauerkraut, hot peppers, grilled onions.
I recommend going in and grabbing a menu, stepping aside and taking it all in. There are many dogs to choose from: pork, chicken apple, coney island, plain, chilli dog and the list goes on because it changes. Then there are burgers. I really feel that this is by far the best burger I have had in Sonoma County. If you are a reader, you may recall I have an undying love for the The Underwood restaurant in Graton, and their burgers have long been my favorite. Then there was P/30 whose pickles alone tickled my palate and buns wrapped over the patty like blankets, there was no sliding or dripping, I was torn between the two. Now, I must say, Wurst’s Smash Burger” is succulent, grass fed beef flavored with spices, the cheese is perfectly melted, the special sauce they have created gently wipe the bun with holds a bit of a nostalgic memory for me; like a thousand island dressing but “upscale” and the pickles, well, the pickles are tart and sweet at the same time and just thick enough that each bite is crunchy and satisfying. There is also the BBQ slaw burger that they use the Murphy-Goode’s (the wine tasting room right next door) Liar’s Dice Zinfandel BBQ Sauce.
The buns are potato and fit each sausage perfectly and hold the burgers in nicely. The buns themselves are full of flavor and are oh so fresh. The burger itself is so tender and fresh that along with the bun, this experience can be somewhat messy. Well, extremely messy actually. But it is well worth it.
Everything is a la carte so order yourself some fries or onion rings, they are tasty. There is a selection of dipping sauces for those: truffle is by far, the best!
They serve a lot of locals so why not serve local product? They do, wherever they can. All the sauces were created with the help of former Starks Reality Restaurants Chef, Tracey Shepos. Their selection of micro brews are pretty good and they change them fairly frequently. My top favorite brews they carry (of course with the influence of Tim) are Racer 5, Little Sumpin’ and Anderson Valley’s Boont.
I highly recommend visiting Wurst. It’s good for kids and families. A great place to dine outside and people watch.
The cost of lunch for two with a beer each: $37. which includes
regular dog *add cheddar
Little Sumpin beer
Truth be told, I know food, I am passionate about it anyway. <3