the iconic 117-year-old, German-style restaurant in downtown
Milwaukee, boasts a photo wall featuring the many famous faces who
have sampled its cuisine, as well as a chair honoring Will Ferrell’s
2011 visit and a table marking John F. Kennedy’s visit. The
beautiful, traditional decor and stained glass windows give the
impression that you’ve stepped straight into Deutschland, and the
variety of authentic staples — schnitzel, a variety of spätzles,
sauerbraten and the popular pork shank shown here — will transport
your taste buds too.
The delectable skinless shank is slow roasted,
dressed with apple demi glaze and served with steamed red potatoes
and the diner’s choice of sauerkraut or red cabbage.
Head Chef Lucas Wenthur offers up his own preference.
“I like to have the sweet and sour red cabbage with it,” Wenthur
explains of the pork shank, which saw a resurgence in popularity
after it was featured on Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food.” “It’s got
the apples in there, so it goes really well with the pork. But the
sauerkraut is the classic way they served it for years and years and
Wenthur also notes that Oktoberfest, his personal
favorite beer, pairs well with almost all dishes, but the menu
offers the perfect wine or German beer to enhance each specialty.
1041 N. Old
World 3rd St., (414) 271-3377,