Born and raised locally, Josh Fisher worked for over 20 years in the restaurant industry, doing everything from dishwashing to cooking. Seven years ago he opened Left Coast Sausage Worx in the heart of the Capitola Village. Also a member of the local skate punk band 3upFront, Fisher says Left Coast is all about local sausages and hot dogs.
With the tagline of “Nice buns and huge weens since 2016,” they offer grab-and-go as well as on-site outdoor dining on their newly constructed beachfront deck. Their most popular dog is the Cheesy Bavarian: a cheddar, pork and beef sausage dressed with “The Worx” (ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, jalapeño, pepperoncini and mayo). Other delicious dogs include the Polish and the Hot Link, and for the more exotically inclined, they have wild game sausages like venison, boar, elk and lamb.
An original Chicago Dog, veggie dogs and all-beef “no-nonsense” footlongs round out the menu, and they also have specialized condiments like pepper bacon jam, spicy local mustard and raw sauerkraut. Current hours are Friday-Monday from 12-5pm (or until sold out).
How does your music inspire your food and vice-versa?
JOSH FISHER: Our band’s music is fun and crazy just like one of our hot dogs in your mouth. When I play shows at venues all over California, it just makes sense that good food and good music go hand-in-hand. We always have music playing here that is of a wide and eclectic variety, just like our band plays. And music helps fuel the chaos of a big lunch or dinner rush like nothing else can, other than a cold beer and a hot hot dog.
Tell me about your new deck?
JF: Our temporary Covid outdoor dining deck was destroyed during the storms earlier this year. We worked diligently with the city and helped establish a prototype, which we were the first ones to complete, and other local businesses are following suit. Our new deck has a great ocean view and is only a hot dog’s throw away from the sand. It’s a great place to bring the family for some fun in the sun.107 San Jose Avenue, Capitola, 831-295-1194; leftcoastsausageworx.com