This Wurst is Best

wurst1You might think that after an event called Hot Dog Death March I would be in no mood for any sausage type food what-so-ever. Well, as co-hostess of the famed event on Saturday, I had a grand total of one (1) hot dog. And just a plain old “with ketchup and relish” dog at that. So by Sunday afternoon I was really bummed I’d not partaken of more of the wiener goodness. Luckily my husband suggested we take his mom for a late lunch at Wurstküche downtown and boy am I glad we went! 

The restaurant is Belgian and basically you get sausage, fries and beer. Simple. Pure. Delicious. The sausage menu is extensive starting with your basics like bratwurst and spicy Italian to more LA ish types of chicken mango/jalepeno and on to “Exotics” like buffalo/beef/pork and rattlesnake rabbit. No, I’m not making that up! They also know their market and have 3 vegetarian options on the menu. I sampled the veggie “bratwurst” and it was delicious. The waiter suggested I try the veggie Italian next time, as it is even better.  On your sausages (they come in a bun) you get a choice of two toppings: sauerkraut, onions, sweet peppers and spicy peppers. Plus there is a variety of Must Tards to choose from as well. 

Then there are the fries. Big crunchy fries with a plethora of yummy dipping sauces. The blue cheese and bacon was crazy good as was the BBQ and chipotle aioli. Get lots of fries to share!

And the beer is Belgian and German, on tap and in bottles, with a few from North America. They also have an extensive gourmet soda menu for the soft drinkers. 

A good friend wanted to know when we were going to plan the Bratwurst Blitzkrieg. Now we know where to go!

WurstKüche
800 East Third Street
Downtown (way downtown)
213-687-4444

More photos after the jump.

Waiting to be grilled
Waiting to be grilled

 

High ceilings and common tables to share
High ceilings and common tables to share

 

Oh the fries and dipping sauces!
Oh the fries and dipping sauces!

 

Veggie and regular brats. Sweet peppers and sauerkraut. YUM!
Veggie and regular brats. Sweet peppers and sauerkraut. YUM!

 

 

The Aftermath
The Aftermath

8 Replies to “This Wurst is Best”

  1. The rattlesnake and rabbit used to be my favorite, but now I am hooked on the Filipino Maharlika.

  2. Since we’re sharing big-time about scrap meat byproduct on MB these days, I should mention that I had a good brat last week at Dodgers Stadium.

  3. Shouldn’t those be frites? Once Benita’s Frites left the 3rd Street Promenade, there was little reason to go there.

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