Gotta Taste ‘Em All

Meat lovers, let me introduce you to On The Roll. You’ve probably seen it, you probably know it, but have you been eating there every day to show your respect to their greatness? Probably not, and neither have I – but I would like to convince you why you should consider On The Roll more often.

Created in 2012, On The Roll sells delicious German bratwurst every day in George Square. Serving you a smoky bratwurst topped with sauerkraut, fried onions and German mustard will either be Lennart or Martin, both former students from Germany and fans of their robust, national delicacy. In an interview with The Student, they admitted they had noticed a devastating absence of bratwurst and felt like they had to do something about it.

Speaking to my friends, it wasn’t uncommon to hear, “But what is a German bratwurst? I can’t even pronounce that word.” Well, a German bratwurst certainly looks like a hot dog, but let’s be very clear about something: it’s not a hot dog, it’s so much more than that.

‘Bratwurst XL’, ‘Currywurst’, ‘Mega Jumbo’ and ‘Currywurst XXL’ – they sound a bit scary, don’t they? They’re all traditional, smoky sausages cooked before you and served in a freshly baked roll, or if you prefer cut into pieces decorated in fried onions and their famous home-made spicy sauce – a recipe unfortunately kept secret. The sausages are imported from a small family-owned business located in Germany’s Münsterland region. “A lot of effort for such a little stall,” you might think. Yes, but, if anything, it shows how seriously they take their service.

If I can leave you with one thing, it would be to go grab a bratwurst from On The Roll. If you want to impress your friends and family on a crisp autumn day, they are the place to go for a nice lunch. They’re open between 11am and 6pm. I’ve given you all the info: no excuses!

Julie Zaugg

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