Hit King Pete Rose Visits Cincinnati Sausage King Elmer Hensler for Lunch
Cincinnati is a city that enjoys its heritage, sausages, traditions, and hometown heroes. Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hit king is one of those heroes. Elmer Hensler, founder and president of local favorite Queen City Sausage is another Cincinnatian who made his mark in this community.
It is not often that two Cincinnati icons find the time to meet and enjoy great conversation over lunch. On September 22nd Pete Rose stopped by the Queen City Sausage Factory in Cincinnati. Once there Pete sat down to a casual lunch of Elmer Hensler’ finest sausages. Brats. Metts. Goetta. Freshly made. Freshly grilled. This is Queen City Sausage’s 50 year anniversary.
Elmer founded Queen City Sausage in 1965. This was a few years after a young Pete Rose was beginning his career with the Cincinnati Reds. Both men have much in common. Both grew out of the West Side of Cincinnati and from humble beginnings. Both told story after story of life back in the day.
As is a tradition with Elmer, if you are invited to our daily lunch at Queen City, you are also invited on a personal tour of the sausage factory given by Elmer. Of course Elmer offered the tour and Pete accepted. It was a very good day.