We met up with some work peeps of mine at the Spitalkeller on Thursday evening. One of them drove over to pick us up, which was nice, but the parking situation, especially now that the Dult is in full swing, was not. Try to arrive on foot or bike if you can. Of course, this also allows a much richer beverage experience.
The joint was pretty full and the service was not fast, but I had a lovely half a roast duck and the best Semmelknödel of my life, to date. There is a small playground on the premises to tucker out the youngsters, including a screened-in trampoline (which still screams LAWSUIT at me, but maybe it’s worth the risk).
The other new place is the Weltenburger am Dom. You find it, as the name would imply, directly across from the Cathedral at the center of town. We were heading back toward our apartment for the evening after a stroll around town to snag some kitchen equipment from local pal Penny, whom we hadn’t seen since The Magic Toenail Incident. Hunger struck and we stopped in. The clouds in the night sky were a little ominous, but moving quickly, so we had high hopes of the faint drizzle blowing over. Which it did, bringing in the full-on downpour. We shifted indoors, where we resumed drooling over Sarah’s Schnitzel encrusted with pretzel breadcrumbs and Händlmaier’s sweet mustard. Ever had Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel chips? Think of a Schnitzel made out of that.
It helps that we live at almost precisely the midpoint between these two fine establishments, but even if we didn’t, more visits to both are in order. The Spitalkeller even has a traditional deep basement beer storage chamber and theater on site. Hit their website for the performance schedule.