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wurstkuche: "Sausage Shack" Los Angeles Restaurant Tip by gilescorey

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by gilescorey

Wurstkuche opened shop a few years ago in the, until recently, rather desolate "Arts District". It's a curious space and a curious concept: Line up at the cashier, select your sausage, toppings, sides and beer. Pay. Take your number. Carry beer down long hallway to the communal dining hall that is more ski lodge than downtown eatery.

That said, it's kinda a blast. The sausages come in dozens of flavors and the handcut fries are stellar. Beers run the gamut, with a wide selection on tap. And, the ambiance is always festive and varied. Being sited just a stone's throw from the Sci-Arc institute of architecture, Wurstkuche buzzes with a youthful, hip energy.

But, with its rising popularity, you'll likely find some Orange County fake tans and backwards baseball caps seeking an "edgy scene" and sharing that communal table with you. Variety is the spice of life, right?

Favorite Dish: There's a great variety. The rabbit blends are always tasty. Just stay away from the Alligator blends. Fishy and funky to the extreme.

Address: 800 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles 90013
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The Arts District is just south of Alameda St., adjacent to Little Tokyo, and a short walk from the Gold Line Metro stop.
Phone: 213.687.4444
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: German/Austrian

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  • Written Oct 9, 2011
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