SIMON Pyne has some more silverware to shine.
Simon's Gourmet Butchery took out second place in arguably the toughest category at the Annual Sausage King Competition state final in Darling Harbour on Saturday.
The Springetts' Arcade butchery qualified for five of the six categories and was ranked runner-up in the Traditional Australian category which Mr Pyne, the business owner, said was highly competitive.
"Australian tasty is the one that's hardest I reckon to win because everyone makes a plain sausage," he said.
"To get second in it (the category), I'm absolutely stoked."
Mr Pyne said judges described the quality of this year's competition as "through the roof".
"There were 19 regions in NSW so we were up against 18 different regions of the best sausages in their region."
He said it was a prestigious category among butchers.
"A healthy sausage trade is a good butcher shop."
Mr Pyne's butchery narrowly missed out on progressing to the national finals, with only the winners of each category set to represent NSW in Perth in February.
Sixty-two of the state's independent butcheries put their snags to the test, with a panel of expert industry judges determining who to crown Sausage King in each category.
The Highlands butchery was beaten to the crown by Bangor Gourmet Meats however Mr Pyne was presented a second place trophy at ceremony which is on display at the store.