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Sausage Fest: Downtown Restaurant Hosts Weekly Meaty Pop-Up

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Usually news of a wiener popping up is not-so-pleasant, but KNACKIG, a new sausage shop servicing DTLA, is defying all logic. The guys from Mignon and Papilles are hosting a one-a-week sausage event at the Mignon space in Downtown L.A. Every Sunday, the already-popular Wurstkuche in the Arts District will have a little bit of competition in the form of Knackig, a German-focussed sausage stand. The pop-up launches this Sunday, September 16, and the team at Mignon will be giving out free sausages to the first 50 customers.

The name Knackig, pronounced ki-NAH-kig, is a reference to the “snap,” “crack,” or “pop” that accompanies that first bite of an authentic German sausage. The pop-up's bratwurst, kasekrainer, knackwurst, and Polish kielbasa have all been sourced from a local butcher, but the team at Mignon declines to say who that cut-up actually is. The mystery meat will be served alongside traditional German potato salad, and of course there will be regional wines and beers to boot.

Knackig launches this weekend, and will be open every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Starting in October, the pop-up will also be open on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., in celebration of Oktoberfest.