Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sausage, Fries, and Beer in Healdsburg

The other day, I noticed a restaurant sign in the distance that I had not seen before:  The Wurst.  Being a sausage lover, I figured this was my kind of place.  At the entrance to the four-month-old restaurant, its owner, Charles Bell, introduced himself.  Charles clearly loves what he does.  He told me about each of the sausages, with all but two being produced by local artisan sausage makers; the burgers made with beef from grass-fed cows; and the variety of micro-brews on tap.

I tried his newest sausage, Provencial, a French country-style sausage.  Grilled on a bun with some grilled onions and sweet peppers, it was delicious.  For $10, I got the lunch special that included fresh cut French fries and a soft drink along with the sausage.  As I was driving folks around wine country that day, I couldn't try any of the beers.  I can't wait to return to try the burger or another sausage.

If you are touring the Russian River, Dry Creek, and/or Alexander Valley and want a quick, delicious lunch in Healdsburg, The Wurst could be the place for you.  The Wurst is located at 22 Matheson Street, a half-block west of the square.  The phone number is (707) 694-0770.  If you want to take a private wine country tour that includes a stop at The Wurst, contact Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel at (866) 326-4237 (toll free) or