If you’ve eaten at a better sausage sandwich restaurant than Wursthaus, you were probably at LA’s Wurstküche, the original hipster sausage-sandwich joint that inspired this place and others of its kin. Even if Wursthaus is the “Blurred Lines” to Wurstküche’s “Got to Give It Up,” it gets the details right. The beer collection is good. The sausages are juicy and full of snap. The pretzel buns are hearty, and the sauerkraut crisp and fresh. This is imitation at its most flattering and delicious.
305 E. Fourth St., Ste. 106, Santa Ana, (714) 760-4333; wursthausdtsa.com.
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