Bite of the Week: Veal Bratwurst with Sauerkraut from BierBeisl Imbiss

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What: A veal bratwurst, smoother in texture than its pork counterpart, stuffed inside a house-made pretzel roll with a healthy dose of sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard.

Where: BierBiesl Imbiss, tucked unfortunately deep into the Spring Arcade Building downtown.

When: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., about 50 hours before the restaurant closes for good and, according to a note posted on the door, moves into a bigger facility to focus on catering.

The Final Bite: BierBeisl Imbiss will go down as that restaurant who never hit stride for long enough to show its true potential. Part of it may have been the strangely dead location, part of it a few Yelp-unfriendly policies in its early months like an 18% service charge and paper plates. Or maybe L.A. just isn’t down for Austrian food yet. Either way, the city is going to be down one very tasty sausage—and several obscurely delicious Austrian pastries—after Bernhard Mairinger’s spot closes, and that’s something to be mourned.

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