Food & Drink

Schnitzel, fo shizzle

Say ciao to pasta and guten tag to way more foods containing the word "sauer" with the opening of Slide Inn, whose owners transformed their former Italian joint Il Piatto into a low-lit cross between a classy Berlin bier hall and a 1970s basement lounge (proof: overhead snowflake lights, a plastic fireplace that houses a bar & stereo) specializing in German mainstays all done with local meat and produce

Zee waiter will bring you hand-stuffed sausages (veal, pork, turkey) covered in homemade sauerkraut, and spatzle zipped up by house-cured speck (the ham, not Pee-Wee's dog... even Hugh Laurie couldn't get rid of his rash), while between buns are turkey, salmon, portobello, and beef burgers that David Hasselhoff is more than prepared to eat on the floor, plus wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten

And of course, no bier haus packing homemade Bavarian pretzels and fried pickles would be complete without taps pouring Deutsche-brews like Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Schneider-Weisse, and Reissdorf Kolsch, plus Occidental's Altbier, the bier of choice for Der Stone Temple Pilots

Starting the 19th, they're adding a brunch heavy on Belgian waffles (get ready for one with Hugh Laurie-cured house-cured pancetta), plus French toast -- eat enough, and get prepared to say bonjour to your love life going sauer.

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