Labor Day weekend, the last big weekend of the summer. Â North Jersey was going to be uneventful for the weekend so we went down to Long Beach Island for some good food and some good beer.
We arrived Friday afternoon to some clouds and wind. Â Hurricane Earl was supposed to make the weekend very unpleasant and by the early evening the storm had passed.
A little famished from our journey we decided to stop at The Dutchman's Brauhaus.
We sat at the outside bar at first and had a Hacker Pschorr Munchner Dunkel. Â We soon realized the outside bar did not have a suffice menu for our appetite. Â We were looking for authentic German fare not pub food. Off to the inside we go.
Inside we switched gears and got a DAB from Dortmunder. Â I am a little guilty as I had never heard of this beer before ordering it and let me say it is one of the most crisp and refreshing lagers I have ever had.
This appetizer was German meatballs with a caper demi glaze sauce. Â Its a good thing the waitress came to take the plate because I was 5 seconds away from drinking the gravy remains.
On to the main course. Â We each had a platter of sausages, I went with the knockwurst and my colleague went with the baurenwurst. Â The food was excellent, kraut was fresh, potatoes phenomenal the spatzle not so much. Â I would definetly recommend this place if you are in for a great German meal. Â We got there at the tail end of lunch so I can imagine the dinner menu is full of great entrees. Â We will be going back to this place to do a full feature on the restaurant it self so stay tuned.