Warm up this fall and winter with these cozy bites. From spicy sausage to German beer to gourmet pumpkin, we’ll show you what to eat and where to eat. For more exciting things to do and see around Los Angeles check out the Fall E.S.P. Guide. Also tell us in the comment section below which bite you’re most excited about. By Rex Sakamoto
Bratwurst at BierBeisl’s Oktoberfest
9669 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Pick up a pint and sample BierBeisl’s special Oktoberfest treats – like Steckerlfisch (fish on a stick), radieshcen (salted radish) and brezeln (pretzels). We recommend topping these delights with spicy brown mustard and sauerkraut. The man producing the grub at the Austrian shindig, Chef Mairinger, has also created a few new spicy sausage recipes for the month of October.
The Willie Jane Burger at Willie Jane
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Pecans and beef may not be your favorite food combo now, but you’ll be addicted to it after trying the Willie Jane Burger. The southern style burger is slathered with a tangy smoked pecan aioli and topped with fried green tomatoes and charred onions. Willie Jane also serves brunch and offers bottomless mimosas for only $15.
Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi at The Churchill
8384 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Most people look at pumpkins and envision a nice Jack o’ lantern, but Chef Michael Bryant thinks of pumpkin sage gnocchi. At this West Hollywood gastropub the gnocchi are served with a rich medley of chanterelles, broccolini, beet greens and brown-butter parmesan. After trying this dish, you’ll never look at pumpkins the same way again.
Pumpkin Soup with Cardamom Cream at Wolfgang Puck at Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
If you love pumpkin pie, then this is going to be your new favorite soup. The savory pumpkin soup is made from locally sourced ingredients and graced with an exotic cardamom cream, which adds a slightly sweet twist.
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Rex Sakamoto is a student at Fordham University and enjoys writing about all things New York. Be sure to also check out his food blog Crazy Dorm Chef.