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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2013/08/02 14:44:15 (permalink)
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Next time I'll order a side of potato pancakes just for you.
 
Yes, Mad Anthony's was supposed to be haunted by the ghosts of a Harmonite brother and sister.  There were reports of footsteps on the cellar stairs, doors opening and closing, chandeliers swinging and a cold chill experienced by workers and patrons.  I pretty much chalked it up to too much bier. 
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2013/08/03 11:27:57 (permalink)
Just across the river from La Crosse, WI.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/12 18:09:14 (permalink)

Not a restaurant but if you are going to be in Milwaukee during late August, you should check out GermanFest.



It is one in our summer-long series of music and ethnic festivals.

Gemütlichkeit!


 
post edited by Veronica T - 2014/01/12 19:03:52
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/12 19:18:02 (permalink)
The arrow is pointing up here. The owners of the very popular Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in <<<Hoboken>>> will be opening Asbury Festhalle Biergarten in Asbury Park soon...

http://www.app.com/articl...1217/NJNEWS/312170076/
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/12 20:04:22 (permalink)
OK, enough about Schmidt's. Now I have to talk lleechef into going for a Bahama Mama and some potato pancakes for lunch tomorrow.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/12 20:11:07 (permalink)
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OK, enough about Schmidt's. Now I have to talk lleechef into going for a Bahama Mama and some potato pancakes for lunch tomorrow.

 
OK Enough about a Bahama Mama...........offer to pay (and be nice) to an Ohio Orchid....and she may just let you enter with a nice bit of eye-candy (who can COOK!!!!!!!!!!!) on your arm

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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/12 20:18:39 (permalink)
Good idea.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/13 00:15:30 (permalink)
Aside from the fluorescent lights & drop ceiling <<<shudder>>>....

Sebastian's Schnitzelhaus is a kooky little gem in NJ...

http://www.enjoysebastians.com
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/20 20:46:59 (permalink)
Gersthaus und Wiener Fest are both great places in the Nashville, TN area.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/01/21 10:38:25 (permalink)
20+ years ago I used to frequently travel 145 miles to Nashville just to eat at the Gersthaus.  Then about 10 years ago or so, the Gersthaus acquired a sister restaurant right across the river from me in Evansville, Indiana.  Those 145 mile trips were instantly reduced to 10.
 
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/11/16 15:28:53 (permalink)
Add another lost German restaurant in Queens New York City.  Chalet Alpina on Metropolitan in Forest Hills is closed. Auf Wiedersehen!
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2014/11/17 13:54:34 (permalink)
The Bavaria Restaurant in Kirby,east of San Antonio gets very good reviews. There are three in New Braunfels:
Oma's Haus,,,Friesenhaus,,,and don't recall the name of the third one. All have gotten mixed reviews. Like to try the Bavaria in Kirby as it always seems to get praise for the food.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2015/05/08 15:16:32 (permalink)
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The Bavaria Restaurant in Kirby,east of San Antonio gets very good reviews. There are three in New Braunfels:
Oma's Haus,,,Friesenhaus,,,and don't recall the name of the third one. All have gotten mixed reviews. Like to try the Bavaria in Kirby as it always seems to get praise for the food.


Well, New Braunfels has the Wurstfest in November.  Maybe not a full German menu but a good time indeed.  I did that maybe 15 years ago.
http://wurstfest.com/
 
Not speaking from experience but if I was looking for German food in south central Texas, I'd go looking in Fredericksburg TX, just sayin....
 
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2015/05/09 11:10:18 (permalink)
Amazing!.this thread goes back to 2003 and still gets a few comments. (alas, almost no good German Restaurants about me, but PA Dutch and Amish places abound - not the same).
 
This has to be one of the longest running threads on RF if not THE oldest!
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/01/20 16:15:29 (permalink)
Karl Ratzsch's sold. New owner wants to restore the menu to more like the menu of 1904 when it first opened. I recently dined here and the food remained amazing. I wondered about the grandfather clause we have locally that means established restaurants don't have to be up to current code. I wondered about that when I had to walk to the 2nd floor to use the bathroom. The place has lots of charm but it needs some updating and this Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article says it will get just that. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/365949141.html
 
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/01/25 13:20:54 (permalink)
Funny you mention german food.My hungarian mother tried to get her german mother-in-law to tech her some german dishes so she could make them for daddy,but grandma never really did. My dad served from 1942 to 1975 in the US Airforce. However  we ate japanese,italian ,mexican and chinese food. Didn't really eat much german growing up mainly because I guess there weren't that many restaurants around here that served it and  my dad was rather particular  how it was made.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/01/25 17:07:18 (permalink)
There's an "Old School" German restaurant in Mesa, AZ that's very goot.
The Bavarian Point - The menu selection is very extensive, ranging from seafood, to veal, to pork, or beef
http://www.bavarianpoint.net/ 
The decor is old as seen in the Gallery on their website but the food is outstanding. The chef/owner is from Germany and cooks authentic dishes.

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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/03/08 14:15:22 (permalink)
It turns out that Huntsville AL has at least four German restaurants.  Ol' Heidelburg is the oldest of them, but our friend in town doesn't rate them, saying they've gone downhill.  We went to Hildegard's German Cuisine with her instead and my wife had a very nice meal of currywurst and knockwurst with mashed potatoes and the best red cabbage that she's had in many, many years.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/11/12 11:51:17 (permalink)
I came across Des Moines' Strudl Haus (technically Austrian) while researching my 2017 visit.  I've never been there but perhaps trzhotel or another of the locals can report.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/12/20 20:47:46 (permalink)

Here's a change of pace for this thread - A New German Restaurant!
 
Jerry's Old Town Inn was a supper club featuring "barbecue ribs" that went out of business. They reopened in 2014 as the Old Town Beer Hall. The Beer Hall still offers Jerry's "famous" ribs.

I had Hofbrau Delicator tonight, which is an outstanding doppelbock. One was enough. My Kassler Rippchen was not particularly smoky, but was still tasty with red cabbage, kraut and spatzle.

Pie Diva ordered sauerbraten, which is her favorite German dish. She was disappointed with Old Town's version, it is just not in the league with Maders or Karl Ratzsch.
 
The Ubersohn ordered Schweinebraten, a crispy pork shoulder served with bier gravy and a bread dumpling.

We all called this the winner of the evening. The pork with the gravy was extremely good tasting and the bread dumpling much preferred to the potato dumpling served with the sauerbraten.
 
We will definitely be returning to the Old Town Beer Hall for their reasonably priced good tasting German offerings.
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RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2016/12/21 08:00:32 (permalink)
You'd think there'd be at least 1 German restaurant in Germantown...
 
While not strictly a German restaurant per se, Roepke's Village Inn in unincorporated Charlesburg, WI has 5 German entrees on the menu.
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 09:18:59 (permalink)
Went out last night to mark the occasion of a coworker's retirement.  This was the same older German-Polish fellow who brought his excellent bigos to a few of our potlucks.  He put in twenty years at our hospital, and thirty years for I.T. in general, specializing in mainfraimes, AIX systems, and storage.  We went to the East Side Restaurant in New Britain.

This was the only photo I took that captured any of the interior of the place, but it's enough to show you the general decor.  Those are huge glass mugs hanging from the ceiling.  My retiring coworker is second from left.



Already on the table when I got there were bowls of some kind of sweet cabbage, and cottage cheese with horseradish.



Top is a sweet mixture of turnips, carrots, and I'm not sure what else... but it was complex and incredibly good.  Someone else ordered it, and it's not listed on the online menu, so I'll probably have to find out next week at work.



This was my order, the sausage sampler plate: knockwurst, "German sausage", and bratwurst.  The German sausage seemed similar to Weisswurst, but grilled instead of boiled.  Whatever it was, it was easily the best of the three.
 


There were plenty of potato pancakes to go around ...



... with, of course, sour cream and applesauce.



Here are some things that my coworkers ordered.  A giant Bavarian pretzel:



Honestly not sure what this is - I read the online menu multiple times trying to match it up:



Jaeger schnitzel with spaetzle:



Fried mozzarella and wings for those not in the mood for German fare:


 

 
And lots and lots and lots of beer.



It was a fun occasion and the food was certainly appropriate for it.  East Side had been on my list for a while, along with Alpenhaus out in New Milford.  I suppose I hadn't gotten to it sooner because this kind of place tends to be best enjoyed by groups, and groups aren't usually my thing.  I suspect that if I did go to Alpenhaus solo, I would end up ordering a few items intended for sharing, and taking most of the food home.  Not that that's necessarily a dealbreaker...
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 10:10:46 (permalink)
Great looking food!
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 10:13:55 (permalink)
Where's the photo of you in your lederhosen?
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 10:18:25 (permalink)
Ha!  I did wear a princess hat, but that photo is definitely not making its way here.
 
I should note that, like Rein's Deli in Vernon, East Side is pretty much the only establishment of its kind in central Connecticut.  Alphenhaus and Old Heidelberg are out in New Milford and Bethel, respectively... and that's basically it for German restaurants in this state.
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 10:26:23 (permalink)
Off had I'd say the mystery meal is Beef Rouladen while the potato & veg do not match the offering. Maybe the diner didn't want red cabbage and preferred the potato pancake of the spatzle. Just a guess since my mother's rouladen did have the stuffing in abundance like the photo. Those potato pancakes do look good. Thanks for posting.
 
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 10:34:15 (permalink)
Ah, that does seem to match up! Thanks for the tip. (Now I wish I'd gotten that...)
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Re: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone? 2017/03/04 15:53:07 (permalink)
There's two good ones in Mesa AZ right next to each other in the same strip center!
On Main Street between Greenfield & Higley!
www.bavarianpoint.net
www.zurkate.com
All you Spring Training Visitors check them out!
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