Wurstküche

Bars, Wineries Downtown Arts District
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Cousins Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli have the uncanny ability to transform a triangular space into a Wurstküche, contemporary "sausage kitchen," each one outfitted in industrial, geometric furniture—crafted by Pitruzzelli himself—and a DJ booth. The cousins' crew will gladly grill sausages like Polish-style Kielbasa or more adventurous Rattlesnake & Rabbit to pair with a "groot" worth of skin-on frites. In case you didn't know, that amounts to a lot of fries. Wurstküche primarily pours Belgian and German beers from (surprisingly) brand-free tap handles. Try the notoriously tart Duchesse de Bourgogne or sweet Aventinus Eisbock that packs a punch.

By: Joshua Lurie

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Venue name: Wurstküche
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Address: 800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles
90013
Opening hours: Daily 11-2am
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tastemaker

Delicious sausages...if you can handle the line (although apparently they take phone orders, so use that hack!).  It's pretty impossible to turn up here on a weekend on a whim unless you want to wait in a 45 minute + line.  Once you're in, the variety of sausages really can't be beat.  Fries are delicious, beers are well selected, it's the essential savory feast for a hearty day of Arts District exploring.  My favorite way to Wurstkuche--the perfect topper to a long night spent at 82.

tastemaker

Great spot.  If you like sausage, this is the place for you. If you don't, you likely won't be a fan. They have options galore ranging from regular to rattlesnake to gator and even some veggie style options. Their fries are also delicious and worth grabbing to share with your table. The selection of European beers here is very impressive too. If you're intrigued but don't know what to try or taste, ask the staff -- last time I was there they were super knowledgable and happy to help me make a pick and try a few things.


I'm definitely more burger person than sausage hound, but Wurstkuche has made a believer out of me. Yes, it's in the too hip for it's own good Arts District downtown L.A. Yes, the line is frequently down the block. Yes, it can cost $20 bucks for a sausage, fries and a drink. But I've immensely enjoyed every meal I've had there, so it's a win in my book. My first time I had the mango jalapeno sausage. I'm always searching for the spiciest option on ANY menu, and though it was only a mid-level heat, the flavor was so outstanding it more than made up for it. Last weekend I returned for round two, this time settling on the hot Italian. My assumption was that the hot Italian was too basic, but I was so, so wrong! It was delicious, a bit more kick than the mango jalapeno and extremely filling. I also recommend getting an order of the thick cut, crispy fries (with the chipotle ketchup) and not sharing them with anyone :) Side note: after waiting in line for about 30 minutes, the cashier notably informed us that you can phone in orders! So learn from my mistakes and save yourself the hassle of the queue by ordering ahead for pick-up.