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Michael_Germany

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Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Sun, 08/23/09 8:51 PM (permalink)
Greetings, Bratwurst-Fans!

A german Curiosity are the so called "Mobile Bratwurststände". German food laws prohibit Street Carts for Hot-Dogs, Currywurst, Bratwurst, etc. But the Inventors of the Mobile Bratwurststände used a legal loophole, to invent this kind of sidewalk sale.

The rule is, the vendor must walk around, to sell his Bratwurst, and the other rule is, he has to carry his "shop" on his very own shoulders...

Picture:


In the big german big cities, some of these vendors sell up to 500-1000 Bratwurst per day, prices range from 1,50 to 2,00 Euro for a Wurst...

Hard-earned Money..., Respect!

German kind Regards from


Michael

 
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    MilwFoodlovers

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    Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Sun, 08/23/09 9:12 PM (permalink)
    Gott im Himmel!
    That looks like very hard work. What is the heat source for these cookers?
     
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      Michael_Germany

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      Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Sun, 08/23/09 9:31 PM (permalink)
      "Gott im Himmel!
      That looks like very hard work. What is the heat source for these cookers?"
      --- ---

      Greetings, MilwFoodlovers!

      For Bratwurst, and Currywurst, Charcoal, for Bockwurst and Wiener Würstchen, hot Water...

      With these Vendors, there is always a second person around, organizing for Charcoal, or for example for hot Water.

      Terrible hard Work, whenever one of the Vendors is around, I buy a Bratwurst, for me, and to share some respect, they deserve it, very much!

      Regards

      Michael






       
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        tiki

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        Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 7:53 AM (permalink)
        it really does look like hard work--but--i would LOVE to be there and order one of each! Have always wanted to taste a TRUE Currywurst--Michael--the WienerWurstchen--is that kin to our Hor Dog? ---and what kind of condiments do they have for the wursts?
        <message edited by tiki on Mon, 08/24/09 7:54 AM>
         
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          myterry2

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          Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 8:42 AM (permalink)
          I would definitely like to see these in use...and unless the profit is huge, and I mean huge, the back breaking labor on depensing the brats seems just to much....not to mention when you need to take a break...like to take a #1 or #2. 
           
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            David_NYC

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            Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 8:45 AM (permalink)
            Is that a post just in front of the man's feet to support some of the weight of the booth?
             
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              kland01s

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              Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 10:32 AM (permalink)
              What about the booth in the background, it appears to be a stationary set up?
               
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                Michael_Germany

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                Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 6:45 PM (permalink)
                "it really does look like hard work--but--i would LOVE to be there and order one of each! Have always wanted to taste a TRUE Currywurst--Michael--the WienerWurstchen--is that kin to our Hor Dog? ---and what kind of condiments do they have for the wursts?"

                Greetings, tiki!

                Trad. a Wiener or Frankfurter Würstchen is served with here in Germany with a Brötchen (Hard Roll). Also german Mustard, mild or hot, most eaters here prefer the mild mustard.

                Wiener Würstchen G:
                http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_W%C3%BCrstchen

                Wiener Würstchen E:
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_sausage


                Homepage:
                http://www.wurstakademie.com/

                Kind regards

                Michael
                <message edited by Michael_Germany on Mon, 08/24/09 6:56 PM>
                 
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                  Michael_Germany

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                  Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 9:49 PM (permalink)
                  "Is that a post just in front of the man's feet to support some of the weight of the booth?"
                  ------

                  Greetings, David!

                  Probably..., as I wrote further above, there is always a second person in the "team", organizing the supplies,etc.

                  As far, as I know, the "standing time" is about 2-3 hours, then they change, the vendor does the supply, and the second person takes over the sale...

                  There was a TV documentary about the mobile bratwurst booths on the german TV, I will look for a link, or a video..., please be patient...

                  Regards


                  Michael


                   
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                    Michael_Germany

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                    Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 10:07 PM (permalink)
                    "What about the booth in the background, it appears to be a stationary set up?"
                    ------

                    Greetings, kland01s!

                    It must probably be a booth selling some kind of candy, but not fresh prepared food. Here in Germany there is the "3-Meter-Rule", a 3 meter section belongs to the Kaufhaus (Mall), they are licensed, to rent this area to vendors, but not to vendors preparing fresh food.

                    You can see on the photo, the Bratwurst vendor is just one step ahead the drain on the pavement, the 3-Meter-Rule, I hope, your question is answered...

                    Kind regards

                    Michael

                    Video: See at 1:58 minutes:
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLaRxY_P6AM





                    <message edited by Michael_Germany on Mon, 08/24/09 10:16 PM>
                     
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                      David_NYC

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                      Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 10:10 PM (permalink)
                      Here is the New York City version of the stand:
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuA5w12NS9A
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZKCoz5A0Q 

                      Also, a thread here on Roadfood:
                      http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=397004&high=hallo+berlin
                      <message edited by David_NYC on Mon, 08/24/09 10:21 PM>
                       
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                        Michael_Germany

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                        Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Mon, 08/24/09 10:26 PM (permalink)
                        Here is the New York City version of the stand:
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuA5w12NS9A
                        ------

                        David, you are wrong, this vendor is a german expat, the owner of several street carts in NYC, and some trad. german food restaurants, I have seen several documentaries about this man on the german TV, NO mobile bratwurst booth, sorry...

                        Kind bratwurstian regards from


                        Michael

                        P.S. Nevertheless, I appreciate this hard work, this deserves some respect!
                        (I love his german/english slang, very nice, btw, by his accent, he is from the Berlin area...)
                        <message edited by Michael_Germany on Mon, 08/24/09 10:42 PM>
                         
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                          RKB

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                          Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Wed, 09/9/09 7:38 PM (permalink)
                          Oh, how I miss going to the Schnell-imbiss stand outside the back gate at Bitburg AB for a bratwurst, mettwurst or currywurst on brotchen mit scharfer senf, pommes frites, and a Bitburger! (my spelling may be off, it's been 20+ years since those wonderful days)
                           
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                            High Springs Gator

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                            Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 6:02 AM (permalink)
                            Michael_Germany


                            Greetings, Bratwurst-Fans!

                            A german Curiosity are the so called "Mobile Bratwurststände". German food laws prohibit Street Carts for Hot-Dogs, Currywurst, Bratwurst, etc. But the Inventors of the Mobile Bratwurststände used a legal loophole, to invent this kind of sidewalk sale.

                            The rule is, the vendor must walk around, to sell his Bratwurst, and the other rule is, he has to carry his "shop" on his very own shoulders...

                            Picture:


                            In the big german big cities, some of these vendors sell up to 500-1000 Bratwurst per day, prices range from 1,50 to 2,00 Euro for a Wurst...

                            Hard-earned Money..., Respect!

                            German kind Regards from


                            Michael

                             
                            "German food laws prohibit Street Carts for Hot-Dogs, Currywurst, Bratwurst, etc "
                             
                            I was stationed in Germany in the 70's. I remember buying wurst off carts back then. Hot wurst and a brotchen sure tasted good on a cold day.

                             
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                              ken8038

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                              Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 10:07 AM (permalink)
                               
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                                saps

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                                Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                I've got a mobile bratwurst booth.
                                 
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                                  Tony Bad

                                  Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 11:37 AM (permalink)
                                  saps


                                  I've got a mobile bratwurst booth.






                                  Isn't that comment supposed to end with the phrase..."right here"





                                   
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                                    saps

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                                    Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 11:40 AM (permalink)
                                    Yes.  It's right here.  But the booth is closed right now.
                                     
                                    How do you think the guy in the picture holds all of that equipment up?
                                     
                                    He's a priapismic entrepreneur.
                                    <message edited by saps on Thu, 09/24/09 11:42 AM>
                                     
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                                      Tony Bad

                                      Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 12:52 PM (permalink)
                                      saps
                                      He's a priapismic entrepreneur.



                                      While I am confident some one is finding this offensive, it made me laugh!
                                       
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                                        joerogo

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                                        Re:Germany: Mobile Bratwurst-Booth... Thu, 09/24/09 1:40 PM (permalink)
                                        His nickname is Tripod.
                                         
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