Hot René is no misnomer. It really is the hottest sausage stand in town. In addition to a particularly good range of sausages (N.B. René does not buy them in the supermarket but from selected butchers, and he simmers them in beef stock), a vast array of super-spicy chili mixes is also available. Late at night, the punters like to one-up each other. Who makes it all the way to the sausage stand equivalent of vindaloo? The chili contest makes both contestants and onlookers tear up. It goes without saying that all of this comes with a healthy helping of typically Viennese banter. Celebrities also like to pop by. Even the well-known TV chef Tim Mälzer has been spotted here.