Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best served finely shredded. Enjoy this slivered specialty of the Old World with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of European fare at Old Europe Bistro, located in Naples Walk Shopping Center.
Old Europe Bistro melds two venerably hearty traditions with a menu of Czech and Bavarian cuisine. Start a dinner dissertation with a belly-sating thesis of beef tatar, which mingles fresh-ground filet mignon with onions and a bevy of gregarious spices ($13.90), or tongue-clip the wings of the flightless Moravian Sparrows, a surprisingly bird-less dish piled with roasted pork, bohemian dumplings, and sauerkraut ($17.90). Meat seekers can set carnivorous sights on the wiener schnitzel, a lightly fried portion of pork tenderloin served with lemon, french fries, and homemade potato salad ($18.90), and the bavarian bratwurst, which, much like an exhausted deli employee, rests atop a cabbage-y cushion of sauerkraut and mashed potatoes ($12.90). Old Europe Bistro also offers wine by the bottle or glass to punctuate meals and lubricate conversations about diners' unsavory love of dangling modifiers.
Old Europe Bistro
Zdenek and Irena Zejda opened Old Europe Bistro after owning restaurants in the Czech Republic and Bavaria for more than 30 years. They continue to dish up traditional Bohemian, Bavarian, and Czech dishes in Naples, which was their favorite vacation spot before they chose to make it home. In addition to staples such as wiener schnitzel and bratwurst, the chefs here also craft dumplings in many forms, ranging from sweet to savory to Humpty. There are European beers on tap, too, and you can pair your dishes with any of a wide variety of wines.
2464 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.
Naples, Florida 34109