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Sunday sausage shop pops up at Mignon in DTLA

By Hayley Fox
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 09:15AM
via Knackig

The sausage station set up outside Mignon

Downtown's Mignon wine bar will be turning into a sausage stand on Sundays, serving German beer, sausages, sauerkraut and potato salad under the name Knackig. Last Sunday was the event's inaugural day, and it will continue until October when it will add Saturdays to its schedule in honor of Oktoberfest.

According to the event's Facebook page, Knackig is pronounced “ki-NAH-kig,” and is "the German reference to the 'snap,' 'crack,' or 'pop' that accompanies that first bite of an authentic German sausage." Organizers go on to say the word can also be used to described "very vibrant, acidic white wines such as Austrian Gruner Veltliner and German Rieslings."

In addition to the two German beers and "Central/Eastern European" wines being poured at the weekly event, LAist reports that the bratwurst, knackwurst, kielbasa, and Polish sausage that are being grilled in front of the restaurant have been sourced from a local butcher -- has have the bread and buns that accompany the sausages.

Sausages cost anywhere from $6.75 to to $8.25, with beers for $5 and wine from $8 to $10.

Santos Uy, owner of Mignon and one of the organizers of the pop-up, told Blogdowntown last year that he aimed to keep things interesting at his Downtown wine and cheese bar by hosting different social events and continuing to use high quality ingredients.

"Make sure you love your product and don’t sell out quality for a buck," he said in December. "People can tell."

The pop-up goes from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Starting in October it will be open those same hours on Saturday as well.

Mignon is located at 128 E. 6th St.

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