Last week, we announced The Vanguard would be saying goodbye to 7 of its menu items. Even though some popular fare and other longer-tenured items—most notably the beloved Milan Cevapi, the Polish Sausage, and the short-lived meatball Monday special—have either been 86ed for good or removed from the menu until further notice, head chef Patrick “Paddy” Joyce enacted those difficult cuts in order to make room for more than a dozen delicious new options on The Vanguard’s newly updated menu.

Starting at 11 a.m. today, The Vanguard will be offering eight new sausages, three sides, and some unexpected offerings like a breaded and fried pork chop. Oh, and The Vanguard is going to start serving chicken wings on Monday nights starting next week. The Bay View sausage staple is open for carryout only every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feast your eyes on The Vanguard’s new and improved menu below.


Schnitzel Wurst (vegetarian and vegan versions also available)
Pretzel-breaded and fried pork, ginger, and caraway sausage with apple and cabbage rotkohl, caraway sour cream, pickled mustard seed, and parsley

The Sartorelli (vegetarian and vegan versions also available)
Italian sausage with pepperoni, sweet marinara, red and green peppers, onion, and mozzarella

Don Flamenco (vegetarian and vegan versions also available)
Spanish style red chorizo with roasted garlic, Romesco, and garlic aoli served over twice-fried potato chunks (no bun, contains almonds)

Bangers And Mash (vegetarian version also available)
Pork, brown sugar, sage and garlic sausage with cheesy mashed potatoes, onion gravy, pickled sweet peas, and chives (no bun)

Venison, bacon, red wine and rosemary sausage served with mashed sweet potatoes, baked beans, braised pearl onions, and zinfandel reduction (no bun)


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Smoked pork sausage with garlic, cayenne, and red pepper flake

Spanish Red Chorizo
Pork, garlic, smoked paprika, and urfa biber chili

Vegan Brat
House Seitan, nutmeg, ginger, and mustard seed


The Morita
Brined and Panko-breaded fried pork chop with red miso honey mustard, American cheese, shredded napa, and sesame sauce served on Texas toast


Classic Poutine (vegetarian and vegan versions also available)
Caramelized onion gravy and fresh baby cheddar curds served on fries

Crispy Fried Cauliflower (vegan)
House chili crunch with orange vinegar glaze and scallion

Those Beans
Baked northern beans with bacon, molasses, and brown sugar

Weekly Specials

Monday Night Wing Night (Mondays Only)
Fried chicken wings with Smitty Sauce, house blue cheese dressing, and celery sticks

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