- $11 for $20 worth of German cuisine
Sal Wertheim opened his namesake restaurant, Wertheim's German-American, in 1989. The decision to start a German eatery in MainStrasse Village was a no-brainer Sal, whose background made him the perfect man for the venture. Even though he was raised in Argentina, he nevertheless has distinctly German roots; his parents fled to South America to escape the Nazis. Having recently opened Oldenburg Brewery, he also knew his beer, which is as much a lynchpin of German cuisine as sausage.
It's no surprise that today, more than two decades later, he's still selling hearty German cuisine—including four styles of schnitzel—in a festive atmosphere. In fact, festivity might just be Wertheim's specialty. When he's not running his restaurant, he plans and helms the area's free festivals.