Chicken apple sausage from Top Dog.
Top Dog has long been a staple of the UC Berkeley student body for many years. Its wonderful selection of hot dogs and sausages has never failed to please any hungry student with an itch for late night munchies. I haven’t had a Top Dog in several years now, so I made it a point to visit while I was in the area. I love the hot link, the bratwurst, and hell, pretty much anything they have. Can’t complain. My favorite of the bunch, though, is the smoked chicken and apple sausage. Made from chicken meat and small bits of apples, it has a nice light meaty flavor with a hint of sweetness from the apples. I am a bit of a purist when it comes to this particular sausage, so I ate it nude.
Thankfully, Top Dog’s sphere of influence has reached Southern California in the form of Berkeley Dog, which uses many of the same sausages as Top Dog. Top Dog also sells their sausages cold for cooking at home via phone or mail order. Pretty tempting if I can ever muster up the amount of stomach space it will take to eat 100 dogs and sausages.