Alpine Wurst and Meat Haus

Alpine Wurst & Meat House & Restaurant, Honesdale PA

    ★★★★☆

A radio commercial around christmas is what originally brought me to The Alpine Wurst and Meat House and Restaurant for the first time. My parents had just retired and moved out to the Poconos and determined to make a classic german holiday dinner. After finishing my last time of christmas shopping and trying to find my way back to their house, I was flipping through the radio stations when I heard an ad talking about a local wurst house that made their own sausages and had a restaurant attached.

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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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