What’s the Wurst?


Now having been to Germany, I still have the same perspective on this NYC-located restaurant. The schweinehaxe lives up to the one I had in Munich, and maybe even exceeds it in taste. The only mis-step on Heidelberg NYC is the black forest cake. After having it in the Black Forest region, this is not a true representation of the well-known cake.

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When dad’s a chef/owner of a German restaurant, the word “wurst” is heard quite a bit. I couldn’t help but to hear that inner guilty childish giggle every time it was verbalized. It sounded dirty.

Now, where do you even find a wurst or a wienershnitzel (why does the Lorena Bobbitt story always come to mind)? Oops, there goes that giggle again. Well, Germans and Austrians do love their meat – suppress the giggle – but in a time where everyone is carrying a pill bottle of Lipitor or trying to fill up on salad and tofu, there’s hardly a demand for consuming protein- and starch-heavy dishes.

There are those days, however, especially when it’s cold, when you need a little pork fat to warm up your veins. And there is still the older generation of German immigrants who are true to their hometown cuisine. So where to go since dad’s place…

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