The Echo Park Craft Fair and Exotic Sausages

“Finally! A new post!” That’s what you’re thinking, right? My apologies for the delay, it’s been crazy these past couple of weeks with the whole move from the West Coast back to the East Coast. I have several posts in the works about the move, but for now here are some pictures from last month that have been waiting in my queue for awhile now.

Our group of friends went to the Echo Park Craft Fair last month. We were surprised to discover that the craft fair is not actually in Echo Park, but right next to my favorite LA pie shop downtown.

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Beautiful leather purses and cool earrings caught my eye….until I asked about the prices! I’m used to cheap craft fairs where you could walk out with an arm full of items for a couple of bucks. But be forewarned, “LA Craft Fair” is synonymous with some serious change! None of us ended up buying anything, but it was fun to look around.

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Flavored ice stand and cute picnic tables.

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The side of a building across the street.

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My friend Gabby had just moved to LA the weekend of the craft fair. So Mai Tai, Grumpy Cat, Madd Dogg, and myself welcomed her with this sightseeing outing.

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Poketo, an eclectic and fun store. It would be a great spot to visit when looking for gifts for friends.

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We stumbled across a cool, empty art gallery a couple of streets over. The art exhibit was inspired by and dedicated to all things mustaches. This gallery was a hidden gem where we cooled off from the heat, and goofed off a little.

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After the art gallery, we were feeling hungry. A restaurant across the street, Wurstkuche, always had a line out the door and around the corner, so we decided it must be a place worth checking out while we were in the neighborhood.

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A self proclaimed “exotic sausage grill” with lots of flavors to choose from.

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I decided to live daringly, because I didn’t know if I would get another chance to go back to Wurstkuche, so I ordered the Rattlesnake and Rabbit sausage. I was actually nervous waiting for my food! Was I going to regret my selection!? Nope, it was delicious, and I couldn’t even tell that I was eating an “exotic” sausage. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you’re ever in the Arts District. And live a little daringly, you’ll be glad you took the risk.