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 $10, you get $20 worth of German fare and beer at Mr. Dunderbak's, located in the Oak Ramble shopping center in North Tampa.
Since 1974, the froth has flowed at Mr. Dunderbak's, a neighborhood beer garden and marketplace boasting 55 brews on tap and 400+ bottled beers alongside a comprehensive menu of authentic German fare. Open for lunch, dinner, and late-night sleepeating, Mr. Dunderbak's lets guests dine on a varied assortment of house sandwiches, such as the liverwurst and onion ($4.99) or westphalian smoked ham and cream cheese ($6.25), all served on a choice of bready accompaniment including pumpernickel rye, kaiser, or onion roll. Hand-packed bavarian bratwurst, a white sausage made of lightly spiced pork and veal ($5.25), foot-long pork and beef wienerwurst ($5.25), and small grilled pork and veal numberg bratwurst ($5.25) eclipse less cylindrical snacks, and delicious desserts such as black-forest or german-chocolate cake stamp a meal’s end with layers of sugary bliss ($4.25).
The merry banquet hall also slakes banquet-size thirsts with an extensive beer selection of local, domestic, and imported craft brews for toasting and jollity. Festively adorned with German and Bavarian flags, ale casks, and long tables from the Hofbräu house, Mr. Dunderbak's has been entertaining families, homesick foreign-exchange students, and serious beer connoisseurs with its authentic European vibe for almost four decades. Mr. Dunderbak's hosts live music Thursday–Sunday, with German tunes during dinner hours and local bands in the evening.