Just before the holidays, Dave and I were in Ypsilanti for The Killers concert. We had wanted to try The Wurst Bar for a while and it’s located just down the road from where the concert was being held so it worked out perfectly. The Wurst Bar specializes in surprise…(brat)wurst! I ordered the fried hot wing chaurice (above) and Dave ordered the spicy rattlesnake chorizo (below).
My wurst was a mix of chicken and pork, it was deep fried and topped with spicy buffalo sauce and crumbled blue cheese on a pretzel roll. Not the prettiest, especially in my Instagramed photo, but very delicious. It was super messy to eat, but worth the mess! I ordered a mix of traditional tater tots and sweet potato tater tots and both were delicious. The sweet potato tater tots were extra delicious with the addition of the cinnamon marshmallow fluff that accompanied them. So good! I would go back to the bar just for them!
Dave’s spicy rattlesnake chorizo was mostly pork with about 30% of the sausage being made up of the rattlesnake. It was seasoned with chipotle, oregano, and red wine. It was served on a brioche bun, though you have your choice of the pretzel roll or brioche bun. Dave ordered a side of just the sweet potato tater tots. There are several toppings available for all of the wurst, including caramelized onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers, sauerkraut, and kimchi-kraut. Dave wasn’t sure what to order, the waiter recommended the kimchi-kraut. While Dave isn’t a fan of kimchi, he gave it a go and enjoyed it in combination with the sausage. The rattlesnake didn’t provide much flavor as much as Dave could tell, but it did affect the texture, but not in a bad way.
The inside of the bar has fun decorative touches with brightly colored chandeliers next to ones made out of antlers, it made for a nice contrast. We also had great service. It wasn’t very busy, but we went early around 5:30pm on a Thursday, but it was full by the time we left.