My good friend had a 2 hour layover at LAX last night and so we went out for some late night grub at Wurstkuche, a new place in Venice with exotic sausages and lots of German and Austrian beers on tap. We are both foodies so went for 2 of their very exotic sausages: Rattlesnake, Rabbit, & Jalapeno (described as butter and mildly spicy), and Duck & Bacon with Jalapeno Peppers (described as juicy and packed with flavor), along with the double dipped Belgian fries with chipotle aioli and tzatziki dipping sauces. We got peppers and caramelized onions to go with the sausages, but didn’t really use those toppings since we wanted to taste the flavors of the sausages. The Rattlesnake, Rabbit, & Jalapeno sausage was my favorite, mild, juicy, and flavorful. It didn’t taste exactly like chicken, but that’s the closest comparison I can think of, as trite as that is! The bread really surprised me (and I’m picky about bread) – it was soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, thanks to a minute on the grill. The Duck & Bacon with Jalapeno sausage I found a little disappointing. It was drier and the smokiness of the bacon just overpowered the whole thing. I didn’t taste any jalapeno whatsoever, so I added my own spicy peppers, which helped the whole thing along. The double dipped fries are definitely not for the faint of heart. These fries are dark, some of them maybe a little too dark, but boy did I enjoy them. I switched back and forth between the spicy chipotle aioli and the cooling tzatziki and my mouth was very happy. I didn’t get to try any of the beers since I was driving…..but there’s always next time. As far as the ambience goes, it’s very dark and a bit loud with a dj playing music. A lot of the tables are big communal tables making it a great place for a large group. I will be back!
Rattlesnake and Rabbit Sausage?