Schnitzel & Things

    ★★★★☆

Ah Schnitzel & Things, you are truly the odd man out in my bier hall crawl for one obvious reason. As a traveling street truck, you don’t serve beer, so no beer meter rating here. So for official bier hall crawl #3 I made a stop over to the much hyped and award winning (it won the Vendy Award last year for “rookie of the year”.

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Hallo Berlin, Hell’s Kitchen

    ★★★☆☆

Hallo Berlin otusideAlpinewurst und BaurenwurstShaun in from of the Hallo Berlin Wall

Hallo Berlin pretty much has a mini german empire in NY. Not only do they have their main restaurant and biergarten on 44th and 10th ave in Manhattan, but they also have an “express” storefront a few blocks away on 9th ave, a sausage cart thats stationed weekdays for lunch on 5th ave in the 50s, and even an alpine looking lodge in Conklin, NY.

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Heidelberg Restaurant, Upper East Side/Yorkville

    ★★★★☆

me at HeidelbergHeidelberg RestaurantWerner the german musicianSchnitzel alla Holstein

Yorkville was at one time, the little germantown of Manhattan (i’ll be posting a history of yorkville post later). It’s germanness has faded in the past decades, but two strongholds remain. Schaler & Weber, the german butcher shop/grocery, that I will be sure to write up at a later date. The other, only two doors down from the wursthaus, is Heidelberg Restaurant, a main stay of the neighborhood since 1936. What better place to start my NY Bier Hall Crawl, than this legend.

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