It had been a while sine I had been to the Penn Brewery (maybe 6 years), and I was in the mood for some German food. So a friend and I went to check it out.
The Penn Brewery is best know for its beer making side of things. It produces some of the best beers in Pittsburgh including my personal favorite Penn Pilsner.
We went on a Friday night and were told that all the tables in the main dining room were reserved. They gave us a small table however that was wobbly and could barely hold 2 plates. So when I complained and threatened to leave, they put us down in the basement dining room, which it was obvious they did not want to open. However we were soon joined by others who were obviously experiencing the same situation as ourselves.
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The whole meal is all about mixing savory and sour. The rouladen was just awesome, having the savory flavors of the beef and bacon. While also the tang of the onions, mustard and pickles. Really one of the best meals I have had in quite a while.
The German potato salad was warm and made a quite satisfying side dish. The red cabbage I was surprised to find was less sour like sauerkraut, but somewhat sweet. It was flavored with apples and other spices and was surprisingly mild.
So all in all an excellent eating experience. Im looking forward to going back and trying some of Penn Brewery's other German fare.
Rating : 8/10