Friday, September 25, 2009


800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles

I wanted to celebrate the birthday of the hottie that I went to Beachwood BBQ with, so we decided on Wurstküche, a German sausage house.

Wurstküche is just east of Little Tokyo and Sushi Go 55. Housed in an old brick building, you enter Wurstküche and order your food. You take your drinks then walk down a long hall way to the common dining hall and they will bring you your food. There are wood tables and benches. Nothing fancy, though the people are of the pretentious asshole Westside types.

I ordered two sausages. The sausages are grilled and condiments like mustard etc are on the tables. You get two toppings free, sauerkraut, sweet or hot peppers and carmelized onions. I only got the sauerkraut and it was warm, not good, and not that tangy. I will pass on the sauerkraut next time. All sausages come on a fresh baked roll, which was firm and stood up to all the toppings.

Bratwurst, $5.75, made with pork, coriander and nutmeg, with sauerkraut. The bratwurst was Ok, I've had better. This didn't have much flavor and nothing really stood out.

Louisiana hot link, $6.50. beef and pork, onions and hot spices. I asked for the hot link with sauerkraut and hot peppers on the side. I really did like this hot link. It starts off mild but then the spicy flavors hit you and it was wonderful. The link had a nice snap and made of good quality items.

Large Beligian fries with white truffle oil glaze, $5.50 + $1.50 for the truffle oil. These fries were great. Crispy on the outside and soft and hot on the inside. The fries are made from fresh potatoes and stored in the frig overnight, then fried for three minutes, taken out and then fried again to order. You gotta try these fries. They give you two dipping sauces and we got the bbq sauce, which was ok and the tzatziki, a Greek yogurt sauce which was great. This had the consistency of sour cream but wasn't sour but had a nice mild flavor.

Service is a bit slow and just off. The hottie and I ordered two beers and instead of pouring two glasses, she started pouring the beer into a huge mug, she must have throught we ordered a double. The beer was ok but warm as hell, they need to chill those damn kegs.

I was impressed with sausages at Wurstküche and though they are a bit pricey, they do use good quality meats. Compared to Jeff's Gourmet Sausage, Jeff's is better, they use better meats and are much cheaper but Wurstküche is the solid second choice for sausage in LA.