From Our Editors
Inspired by the Würstelstands of Austria—hot dog carts around which locals eat, linger, and socialize—the owners of Der Kommissar decided to open up their own version in Brooklyn. More than 10 artisanal, Austrian–style sausages compose their menu's core, with styles ranging from a chicken-apple sausage from Brooklyn Cured to a meatloaf of pork, beef, and veal. In addition to its meats, Der Kommissar's traditional sides of sauerkraut and Austrian bread dumplings are made with locally sourced ingredients. Some of the bar's eight draft beers are also procured locally, though the majority of the selection hails from Europe. Like many of these beers, Der Kommissar’s four-person interior design team is native to Austria. The crew drew on alpine inspirations to outfit the 20-seat restaurant with rustic wooden tables, a stunning wall mural in the dining area, and toilets that yodel every time you flush.