Best wurst

Morant’s Old Fashioned Sausage Kitchen

Illustration By Mark Stivers

I’m assuming that by now you are totally over whatever dietary New Year’s resolutions you may have made. I mean, it’s cold outside, and you can’t keep living on salads and grilled fish with no oil added, can you? When you’re ready to break down, do it in style with real, rib-sticking fare: Head to the venerable Morant’s Old Fashioned Sausage Kitchen to get some of their handmade sausage and sauerkraut, mash up some potatoes and have yourself a warming feast, Teutonic style. Traditional Alsatian choucroute garnie—or, in less exalted-sounding style, wurst and kraut—is about the best winter dinner I know. But Morant’s is a treasure trove, with everything from Basque chorizo to andouille, so don’t limit yourself to just one sausage dinner. (If you want to keep up with those resolutions, maybe you could grill the sausages without adding oil.) There’s a reason there’s a truck out front of Morant’s with a license-plate holder reading “Best Wurst.” 5001 Franklin Boulevard, (916) 731-4377.