Spätzle, German for "little sparrow," gets its name from the little songbirds that hatch from egg noodles inside the tummy and flutter out of the mouth during a pitch-perfect yodel. Host a host of Bavarian foodbirds with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Bavarian fare at Ilsa's Kitchen in Spicewood.
Ilsa's Kitchen delights Deutsch-loving diners with authentic German fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and das Ünnecessaressen, Germany's mandatory 4 a.m. snack time. Symphonies of schnitzel, knackwurst, sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, and mustard fill stomach concert halls with glorious euphony. Jägerschnitzel cloaks a sautéed pork loin cutlet in rich mushroom gravy ($12.95), while the Käsespätzle unites browned spätzle with onions, bacon, and gooey gruyére cheese ($8.95). The family-owned brauhaus also provides pan-century specialties such as fried or grilled catfish ($8.95), cherry-glazed pork chops ($14.95), and rib eye ($20.95) for newcomers needing to ease into an Alpine appetite, while the German-themed kids' menu satisfies be-lederhosened lads and lasses with potato pancakes ($5.50) and schnitzel bites ($5.50). Although today's Groupon cannot be used toward alcohol, Ilsa's Kitchen fills steins with a large selection of European imports and domestic microbrews.
20700 Hwy. 71 W
Spicewood, Texas 78669Get Directions