A month ago I was driving down Lincoln Blvd which is the main vein on the Westside that gets you from North to South. I saw this huge line of people outside a building that once was called Air Conditioned (Supper Dance Club). I've seen this place a million times, but never have gone in. It use to be a pretty seedy place many moons ago. But this day the building had a new facade. I quickly took down the name and Googled it on my iPhone. To my surprise this was the opening day of a
hot dog, I mean exotic sausage place that had it's birth in downtown L.A. I know I'm a bit slow, but I never get downtown much these days. So I talked a few friends into going one Sunday afternoon.
When you first walk in the center, near the wood striped massive sliding doors, your not sure what to expect. It's pretty small upfront, a display case of every imaginable sausage and a draft beer counter all stainless steel with brick walls behind.
This is what you see when you first walk in. Exotic sausages of all kinds. Classics (Bratwurst, Hot Italian, Veggie) Gourmet (Mango & Jalapeno, Apricot & Ginger, Chicken Apple & Spices) and Exotic (Duck & Bacon with Jalapeno Peppers, Rabbit, Veal & Pork with White Wine, Alligator & Pork, Rattlesnake & Rabbit)
Draft beers range from Belgian, German, North America. Bottle beers include the same with one English Cider.
I had heard the space was cool so before I even ordered I snaked my way around the backside of the front people down a very dark hall into an amazing light room with textured brick walls, long warm wood beer tables, a sleek bar and cool lighting from the windows (it was afternoon) and inventive modern chandelier light bulbs.
I was in, so were my friends, we ran up front and quickly ordered. I just wanted a normal bratwurst, double fried Belgium fries and a Chimay beer. You get to pick two sausage toppings and two dipping sauces for the fries. I went basic, sauerkraut for the dog and curry ketchup and bacon bleu cheese for the fries. This place is cool, I can't wait to take SB back, they even have Veggie sausages so with beer, I know he'll be in. The space is awesome. I hear party coming to this place soon.
Belgian Fires (Double dipped fries).
Mustards on the table.
Here's the menu Take a peek at this great place.
623 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Venice, CA 90291