Originally published in the BMW MOA Owners News in March 1996 and reprinted inEnchanted Rock Magazinein June 1997.
If you're cruising along Interstate 35 between Dallas and Austin, and begin to get hungry in the vicinity of Temple, I know just the place. Green's Sausage House is a little out of the way, but it offers something different from the normal fast-food fare you find along the interstate. Besides, when you tell someone you had lunch in Zabcikville and they ask you where the heck is Zabcikville, you can stare at them in disbelief and tell them it's three miles north of Red Ranger.
Green's Sausage House, located 10 miles of Temple of State Highway 53, is about all that's going on Zabcikville these days. For over 50 years now, the Jerome Green family has been making some of the best sausages you ever sank your teeth into. What you have here is your basic Meat Market, Sausage Factory, Café, and Country Store all rolled into one unique place.
Green's isn't big on advertising, there isn't even a sign on the front of the building. However, word has spread and folks from all around Texas now drop in to stock up on their favorites of the 14 varieties of sausages, homemade bread, and kolaches available here.
For a gourmet lunch I recommend a Sausage Burger, beer-batter Onion Rings, and your favorite liquid refreshment, all for less than five bucks. For a great snack food, you can't beat their dried Sausage Sticks. We buy 20 or 30 each visit and then try to resist the urge to eat them all before we get home. If you want to buy more than you can haul home on your Beemer, they'll happy to pack your sausages in dry ice and ship them home for you for a nominal fee.
Green's Sausage House is one of my favorite places to stop whenever I get the chance. You should stop by and see for yourself, but please be sure to save some Sausage Sticks for me.
Green's Sausage House is open Monday through Saturday. Their phone number is (254) 985-2331.