Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

For those of you who don’t speak German (I don’t either.  I looked that up!) that means “happy birthday”!  It’s almost my birthday and to celebrate this year, my sweet husband planned a birthday dinner with a few of our closest friends and family members at one of my favorite restaurants.

Edelweiss in Fort Worth is such a great restaurant for those looking to get some good German food for great prices.  I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but was never enthused about soft cabbage.  Until I tried the cabbage at Edelweiss.  It’s sweet without being cloying.  I put it on everything (except dessert.  That would be weird.) I eat!

We’ve tried other German restaurants closer to us, but none hold a candle to Edelweiss.  The whole place is bathed in “old world memorabilia” and the live polka band further adds to the ambiance.

I enjoy all types of schnitzel from Edelweiss, my favorite is the Jäger Schnitzel.  It is a pork fillet pounded out and fried (like chicken fried steak) and then it’s smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce.  It comes with spätzle (German egg noodles dressed in butter) and a generous helping of their delicious cabbage.  Other plates come with a warm, German potato salad.

I recommend anyone begin their meal with the huge Bavarian pretzels and potato pancakes.  You’ll get a small house salad in between your appetizer and entree, but I typically eschew this to save room for the meal and dessert.

We finished the meal with slices of both German chocolate and Black Forrest cakes.  They were pretty standard for this type of restaurant, but their apple strudel is actually the hidden star!

What are some of your favorite, non-traditional restaurants you enjoy going to with your friends?

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