Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best finely shredded. Enjoy this slivered specialty of the Old World with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of German cuisine at Edelweiss German Restaurant.
Following Edelweiss's 44-year example, master chef Bernd Schnerzinger crafts a menu of Bavarian cuisine that tap-dances across taste buds in a family-freundlich beer hall setting. After you've dunked bread and neighbors' car keys into a starter of cheese fondue ($6.95), Edelweiss's staff squires steaming, umlauted entrees to the table, such as German-style sauerbraten, which pairs tender pickled braised beef with red cabbage, potato pancakes, and spaetzle ($18.95), and jaeger schnitzel, a center-cut pork loin haberdashed with smothered mushrooms, and onions ($18.95). Chef Bernd personally selects all hand-cut steaks ($24.95–$32.95) after carefully reading their Match.com profiles, and a children's menu (for ages 12 and younger) accommodates novelty miniature humans. A dessert of bavarian apple strudel ($5.95) lets diners depart with the sweet taste of "the Texas of Germany" on their lips.
Edelweiss outfits its interior in true biergarten fashion, peppering its walls with paintings, decorative steins, hazmat lederhosen, and flowering beer bushes. The live Edelweiss band takes the stage on Friday and Saturday nights so that diners can chew rhythmically to boisterous polkas and classic folk tunes. Edelweiss is open Thursday–Sunday with live entertainment each night to accommodate German fare's mandated six weeks of vacation per year.
Edelweiss German Restaurant
Most nights at Edelweiss German Restaurant, the main attraction is the simmering bratwurst and spaetzle in the kitchen. But on Friday and Saturday nights, the food competes with the live music on the stage, filling the high-ceilinged beer hall with German folk tunes and the occasional slam-poetry piece. Family recipes and musical chops lend the eatery an aura of authenticity enforced by its biergarten-esque environs: Old World artwork, decorative steins, and flowering bushes surround long tables.
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