German in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Set in a hipster-chic brick-house loft, but sealed off from the on-rushing madness of Lincoln Blvd, this German sausage and beer haus specializes in three things: classic, gourmet and exotic grilled sausages (bratwurst to rattlesnake and rabbit, plus vegetarian options); fine Belgian, German and North American beers; and Belgian fries with ample dipping sauces.

Enter through the barn doors, order at the counter, walk down a long hallway and grab a seat at a picnic table in the dining room. For dessert: apple-pie ice-cream sandwiches on oatmeal raisin cookies.