90013 Travel Guide
Ever since the market started tanking, we've been on the lookout for restos that indulge our foodie tooth without setting us back big bucks. Downtown LA newcomer Wurstkuche looks like it fits the bill.
This gourmet sausage outlet offers a wide array of encased meat, from classic sweet and spicy Italian to oddities like rattlesnake and rabbit sausage. All are $6 to $7.75, with no charge for toppings like caramelized onions, peppers and sauerkraut.
Belgian fries on the side are dipped in white truffle oil, strawberry ketchup, cranberry cinnamon mayo and other similarly out-there sauces. The priciest part is the selection of several dozen high-end beers, but even ordering a full meal will net you some change from that twenty.
Our Fall Culture Map will give you things to ponder over that second piece of pie.
There's no faster way to our heart than putting together a rollicking art show by an artist who "effortlessly navigates between the worlds of fine art and popular culture." So we're gagging to get to The Geffen Contemporary branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA.
Running until February 11, the oddly-titled exhibition features a retrospective of works by Japanese shining star Takashi Murakami, with painting, sculpture, film and installation all represented. (We're hoping to see some of his cherry-bedecked Louis Vuitton bags.)
© Murakami will also feature the premiere of the artist's newest animated film and a self-portrait in sculpture with Takashi as a buddha. If that's not blending high culture and low culture, we don't know what is. Oh, did we mention the show's in Los Angeles?