WURSTKUCHE (Los Angeles, CA)
Wanting to find the weirdest food we could eat, Jesse and I discovered Wurstkuche, a self-proclaimed “purveyor of exotic grilled sausages.” We were thinking of just going with the regular ol’ Bratwurst, but what kind of food adventurers would we be if we didn’t try the grossest-sounding items on the menu?
With that in mind, Jesse ordered the Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeno Peppers — “buttery but mildly spicy.” (We also loved the idea of two rival animals combined into one piece of meat.) Meanwhile, I went with the Alligator & Pork, With Andouille Sausage —“hickory smoked, thick casing.” For drinks, they had a fine selection of German and Belgian beers: Jesse got a Bitburger, one of his favorite standbys, and I tried the very-pink Fruli, a beer fermented with strawberry (delish, I could drink this non-stop).
After a long wait, our order finally came, and the sausages, topped with onions and peppers, were flavorful, juicy and nothing at all like chicken; they both seemed more similar to Bratwurst or a sausage and pepper sandwich. They were delicious and definitely not as disgusting as they sound; we’d totally eat these animals again, and perhaps in a non-sausage form.