There really isn’t anything on this planet that beats a good currywurst. Any Berliner will tell you. Cheap, fast, delicious, addictive. The currywurst is so iconic in fact that it’s even got a museum dedicated to it in Berlin. Now if you’re lucky enough to live in New York City, you can head down to the East Village and enjoy one of the best, most Authentic currywursts in America at Wechsler’s. But if you can’t, Andre Wechsler was kind enough to share his outstanding curry ketchup recipe for the first episode of the Schaller & Weber Test Kitchen. Don’t Forget to stock up on brats!
If you haven’t heard, biergarten and restaurant Loreley has done so well on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that it will soon be expanding to the West Coast, starting with a new location in Los Angeles. They’ll be bringing with them their loved beer list and the strong tradition of Schaller & Weber, so be sure to visit if you’re in town.
We hope you will pardon our lapse in posting recently. We’ve just returned from a vacation–I mean, business trip–to the Cayman Islands, where The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, hosted its fifth annual Cayman Cookout this past weekend.
The Globe European Delicatessen is a small, family-owned market and meat counter in Costa Mesa, CA. A 40-year-plus operation, the place packs more punch than most outposts of its size, offering fresh bratwursts, rouladen, and sauerkraut; some of the best German mustards, condiments, and sweets; and an impressive selection of imported bottled beer.
I once heard the claim, “You can put anything in a smoker and it will taste good.” While this theory hasn’t been disproven in my presence, a recent trip to Oscar’s Smokehouse in the Adirondacks of New York verified that anything going into their smoker tastes good and comes out tasting better.
A quote from Das Bierhaus’ dinner menu: “We dedicate 100% of our draft lines to German biers.” Alright, looks like my work here is done…see ya in Burlington.
Some people never tire of turkey on Thanksgiving, but for meat connoisseurs like ourselves, there’s a little more at stake on the foodiest day of the year. That’s why we’ll be carving TurDucKen–a chicken nested inside a duck inside a turkey–ordered online from Alpine Steakhouse in Sarasota, FL.
In the past two years, East Texas has welcomed a new grocery store (and several hundred new jobs) into its midst. FRESH by Brookshire’s in the city of Tyler is extensively stocked; you’re sure to find unpronounceable produce and a customizable taco bar there, for starters, and as you peruse its aisles you’ll encounter a nice balance of specialty and staple items.
Raleigh, NC, is home to a rich food culture, and Capital Club 16 on Martin St. is one exemplary standby for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
For those on the West Coast there’s Tip Top Meats, a meat shop, European delicatessen, and market in Carlsbad, CA. Owner “Big John” Haedrich has been at the helm of this trusty spot for the last 45 years, and he’s a character if there ever was one (as fellow butchers, we’re keen on these things).
Here’s a great little spot that’s off the beaten path. About 15 miles south of Boston, and 25 or so from Providence, RI, Walpole, MA is home to Euro Guild, an official Schaller & Weber store that supplies German and Central European products to New England’s finest specialty markets.
Before the trend of the contemporary biergarten took hold in New York, restaurateur Michael Momm had planted Loreley’s roots on Rivington St. on the Lower East Side.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Central Market is no exception–each of their 9 locations boasts at least 75,000 square feet. It’s no wonder, either, when you consider that they offer specialty gourmet items from almost every country on Earth,
For me personally, a trip to Ann Arbor, MI, is without exception a trip to Zingerman’s Delicatessen (one of a whole slew of Zingerman’s businesses that might as well form a city in and of themselves). Locally and nationally observed for its dedication to the fresh and artisanal, Zingerman’s is to the foodie what Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is to the wide-eyed, Golden Ticket-bearing child.
Visitors to Portland, Oregon (and residents alike), should look no further for the makings of their next meal than this well-stocked, high quality grocer, now with four locations in the metro area.
Oktoberfest is underway at historic Bear Mountain. Open and free to the public on weekends through October 27, including Columbus Day, Bear Mountain makes the perfect jaunt from the city.
From the Bay Area–While we’re plugging away at the various institutions, restaurants, and marketplaces that carry our products nationwide, might we not fail to mention one little charcuterie cart of whom we are, naturally, the proudest?
At Schaller & Weber, we love nothing more than introducing our customers to new flavors and experiences, but it doesn’t hurt to have two hundred and fifty years of tradition to back us up, either. A Bavarian meatloaf developed around 1776, Leberkäse is one of those dishes that is new to many, yet stands the test of time.
The International Marketplace in Las Vegas is aptly named, if understatedly so. Multicultural in the extreme, owners Peter and Joyce Kwan handpick their eclectic assortment of items from across Asia and almost every country in Europe, for starters.
Here at Schaller & Weber, we realize we may come off as a bit New York-centric, but it turns out our products are doing great things in other cities as well.
There’s a long weekend coming up, and some of you might be heading up to Montauk. If so, we strongly advise you to stop by Zum Schneider, one of our favorite outposts in the area.