New York sausage spot Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar opened an Austin food truck right in downtown on 3rd Street and Congress Avenue. The menu features sausages and toppings like chili cheese brats, currywurst, and vegan franks. Eventually, it will expand its offerings with fries and charcuterie boards.
Fresh off Schaller’s Austin last weekend, it’s is already making big plans to expand within Austin. First, there will be a food truck outside the forthcoming bar Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse on 701 West Sixth Street. Then there’s the future brick-and-mortar restaurant on West 6th Street, between Congress Avenue and Colorado Street, taking over what had been Athenian Bar & Grill (which closed earlier this spring).
The New York sausage restaurant was born from the butcher shop of the same name in the Yorkville neighborhood. Founders Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber opened Schaller’s Stube in 1937, focusing on making sausages and charcuterie. Eventually, Jeremy Schaller (Ferdinand’s grandson) took over the company and opened the sausage bar and walk-up window in 2015 with business partner Jesse Denes.
The Austin expansion came about because Denes wanted to introduce Schaller’s to a younger demographic, and the Texas city made sense. Overseeing the Austin locations is Denes’ friend Matt Neas.
Schaller’s downtown Austin food trailer’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sold out, daily, and then from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It joins the permanent second location of Vietnamese trailer Saigon le Vendeur, which opened earlier this month.