German chefs began concocting acclaimed wursts and schnitzels only after their first choice of ingredients, Hansel and Gretel, kept escaping from their kitchens. Celebrate culinary compromise with this Groupon.
$16 for A Taste of Deutschland Sampler Platter with Two German Beers (Up to $32.99 Value)
The sampler platter includes sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, schweinehaxen, bratwurst and mettwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, house-made spaetzle, toast, and gravy.
In 1962, Lawrence William Yanz opened Hastings Bierstube, where he dished out German delicacies such as bratwursts, Reubens, and 6-ounce sirloin steaks. After his passing in 1983, his sons, Jim and Mike, started two new locations before forming a fourth with a family friend. The sons expanded Hastings Bierstube’s already extensive menu, introducing the Taste of Deutschland sampler platter, which features a selection of wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, and house-made spaetzle.
Along with slinging authentic cuisine, the owners send lucky diners on vacations to Germany during giveaways, which fall on special occasions such as Oktoberfest and David Hasslehoff’s half birthday. For visitors remaining on American shores, the restaurants host weekly events, including bingo, open mics, karaoke, and live music.