My favorite place to get boardwalk food is the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. My favorite boardwalk food to get there? A Sausage “Sangweech” with peppers and onions!
Sweet or hot Italian Sausage is great any time of year. However, when it’s summertime and it’s done right on the grill or flattop on the boardwalk, it’s to die for. Especially when it gets all caramelized, and then they use the grease to cook the sliced green bell peppers and Vidalia onions. Oh, baby, I shouldn’t be writing this at lunchtime.
I guess the reason I prefer the Sausage and Peppers on the Seaside Boardwalk is that it’s comfort food for me. Seaside Heights is where I started going in my teenage years. Meanwhile, having lived in Ocean County for almost 25 years, and Toms River specifically for 20, it’s where I’ve taken my kids.
Now, I’m not foolish enough not to realize two things.
There are hundreds of places in the area that make a good sausage sandwich. However, they don’t have the ambiance, if you will, of the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. The other thing is, I know there are more than five places that make a good Sausage and Peppers, but hey this is MY personal list! Haha, maybe I’m totally off base and you can show me some better Italian tube steaks! Well, that didn’t translate how I wanted, but let’s keep it PG, for food’s sake.
The list contains places where I have great memories of enjoying a sausage sandwich, as well as places that I truly feel have a superior product. Greasy, but not too greasy. A good ratio of peppers to onions, and peppers and onions to meat. Another very important criterion for a good SPOS is the bread! Too doughy and you got a soggy mess. Too hard you lose half your peppers and onions on the boards in front of Luck Leo’s. Come onnnn! Oh, and my most personal requirement is, condiment options. Not just “sauce or no sauce”. No no, that isn’t enough. bring me the good stuff!