After living away for 25 years, Steve Smith has returned home to open Long Dick’s Sausage Emporium, a food truck he named for his grandfather Richard Noseworthy.
Long Dick’s serves nine-inch, half-pound German sausages Smith has made specially. He cooks them in a seasoned broth, then grills with a his own barbecue sauce before serving them on a challah bun made by Happy Belly Bakery in CBS.
But before Smith even serves up his first sausage, he deserves a prize for solving the kafkaesque bureaucratic labrynth that is opening an electrically ventilated food truck in St. John’s.
“I found out there has been three attempts to take this site but people just couldn’t get past the difficulties with power and whatnot,” says Smith. “It’s just been bureaucracy on a level you can’t comprehend.”
“It’s the communication, or lack of communication, between the city and the different elements involved in setting up a business,” says Smith. “I can only comment on this end of it, but there was lots of misinformation about the availability of power, what’s required in terms of inspections and so on, and then you deal with the contractors and they tell you something entirely different than the city,” he says.
But Long Dick’s has solved the riddle and is now serving giant sausages on Duckworth Street across from the Sir Humphrey Gilbert Building, which you can enjoy for free if your name is Richard Noseworthy. True story.