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If you’ve got hot dogs on the mind, consider upgrading to a rustic, flavorful sausage from midtown’s wildly popular Lowbrau. This self-proclaimed beer hall, nestled in the MARRS building on 20th street, offers up an exciting array of sausages, ranging from the Polish (beef and spices) and Bockwurst (pork and veal) to an assertive wild boar sausage and even several vegan choices (don’t miss the smoked apple sage sausage). Plunked into a sweet or pretzel roll, the sausages come with the choice of two toppings (I recommend the sauerkraut with “fresh-herbed” onions, though it puts a serious damper on canoodling with your sweetie). If you’re feeling naughty (and you’re definitely not planning on kissing anyone), try the kitchen’s “dirty” duck fat fries, embellished with garlic, onion, hot peppers and cheese sauce. And, since we all know that sausages taste extra-yummy with beer, make sure to order up one of Lowbrau’s spectacular ales or lagers.