Cincinnatti | German | Ohio04 Mar 2004 06:40 pm

OK, so let’s start by not condemning American German restaurants as not being “really” German – these places are in the USA so why not enjoy their version of ethnic cooking; if I want the best spargel (white asparagus) of course I have to go to Germany (or Switzerland).

This is the real thing with loads of history – begun in 1865 (when Lincoln was winning the war). Check their web site for the complete historical story.

Their neighborhood is being gentrified – close to the University of Cincinnati – so don’t be afraid to visit the area – especially during the warm weather when their outdoor seating area is open – can’t wait for the vines to leaf out.

Beer choices are excellent, and winos would not be totally disappointed with the wine list. Unbuckle your belt (or bustle) and enjoy the chicken schnitzel with artichoke compote with garlic vegetables (green beans for lunch) and a potato pancake to boot – the good, greasy kind with onions (I think) mixed in.

No time or room for dessert here!


302 East University Avenue (at the corner of University and Highland Avenues)
Cincinnati, OH
you better call ahead for directions (if you don’t have a GPS system)
(513) 221-5353

German | Minnesota | New Ulm06 Feb 2004 04:06 pm

American translations/versions of German food – belt busting portions when you’re ready for some fats and carbs; but for a lover of sausage and red cabbage and kraut (not too sour), it’s the place in town. I did try their BBQ pork ribs with their special sauce – give them a try.


221 N. Minnesota St.,
New Ulm, MN
(507) 359-2071

on the main commercial strip
(so well-known in town that their address or phone number isn’t even printed on their take out menu)

Covington | German15 Dec 2003 05:37 pm

OK, this Americanized “German” restaurant may not reflect true European German cooking, which can be quite wonderful. But this place prepares fresh dishes with good schnitzels, red cabbage, and potato pancakes – and try the hot slaw. Not much of a wine list, so drink the beer.

514 West 6th Street
Covington KY 41011-1214
(606) 261-1233

across the river from Cincinnati