Unlimited House-Made Sausages, Local Craft Beer and Live Music on Tap from 3 pm – 7 pm at Dilworth JJ’s
JJ’s Red Hots, the Charlotte-based Hot Dog King, is ready to show off its sausage. Yes, they are know for the best hot dogs in town, but JJ’s is also all about hand crafted artisanal sausages as well as exciting house-made sides and toppings.
JJ’s is hosting its 3rd Annual Sausagefest in the parking lot of its original location in Dilworth (1514 East Boulevard – no worries, plenty of parking a couple blocks away) on Saturday, November 8 from 3 pm to 7 pm. For $25 – $20 before November 1, meat and beer lovers can enjoy unlimited House-made sausages, local craft beer, live music, raffles and more. Among the masterpieces JJ’s will feature are:
- Housed Smoked Elk Sausage with JJ’s Chipotle BBQ sauce
- Asian Shrimp and Pork ‘Dim Sum’ Sausage with Spicy Napa Cabbage Kim Chi
- Turkey and Cranberry Sausage with Spicy Blood Orange Marmalade
- Traditional Italian Sausage with Bell Peppers, Red Wine and Basil Pesto Crema
- Andouille Sausage with JJ’s House-made Slaw and Remoulade
- Pepper Jack Cheese Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and MecktoberSausageFest Mustard.
Sausagefest will feature craft beer from Unknown Brewing, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, NoDa Brewery, Triple C Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing, New Belgium, Olde Hickory, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville Brewing and Good Bottle. All attendees will receive a commemorative, keepsake Sausagefest ½ pint glass from Good Bottle.
“For a small restaurant, this is a big deal for us,” said JJ’s founder and owner Jonathan Luther, whose band The Whisky Dollars will perform live. “And we’re not serving beer in wee 4 oz. sample glasses. We’ll fill and refill – responsibly of course – great local craft beer in ½ pint glasses (In partnership with Good Bottle) and serve you all of the sausage you could possibly eat. It’s going to be a great event. A family-friendly, dogs welcome kind of festival you simply won’t want to miss.”
JJ’s recently nabbed its 3rd consecutive Creative Loafing’s Best of Charlotte Readers’ Choice award for Best Hot Dog, but its fans also love the brand’s sausage.
“Our entire menu is world-class and sausage is one of our most popular items so we decided to put a no limits sign on them for our annual event,” said Brandy Newton, JJ’s director of marketing and brand development. “This is our event of the year and we expect this to be the best one ever.”
JJ’s 3rd Annual Sausagefest comes at a time while the brand is on a winning streak, having been recently honored by Fast Casual as one of 2014’s Top 50 restaurants. JJ’s was the smallest chain in the Fast Casual list and the only Hot Dog/Sausage concept to receive the honor.
JJ’s Red Hots is the premier purveyor of “hand-crafted” char-grilled hot dogs and sausages in the Charlotte metropolitan area and the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The restaurant concept is built on solid, hardworking values and is modeled after venerable establishments like Ted’s in Buffalo, NY, Gene and Jude’s in Chicago, and many others. Still, JJ’s is a true American original featuring house-made, scratch prepared sides and toppings served alongside time tested, revered American brands like Tabasco, Weber’s Mustard, Martin’s Rolls, Coca-Cola and Mt. Olive Pickles. Perhaps most proudly, JJ’s Red Hots serves smokehouse hot dogs from Sahlen’s Meat Packing Company in Buffalo, NY. Sahlen’s is a 143 year-old company that remains family owned and operated, and makes, in our opinion, the best hot dogs in the world.