You Are Invited To:
Ashley & Michelle
WHAT YOU GET:
What a random menu selection….from hot dogs and sammiches to Zarzeula and Schnitzel.
Intrigued by the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode, we decided to take a little lunch trip into Dutchtown. This casual dive has a slight cabinesque feel with a Harley flair; lots of wood, dimly lit by iron skillet light fixtures and sweet ass country printed plates. The service was quick and laid back.
Schnitzel & Spaetzle
Breaded, seasoned, and fried pork patty with Spaetzle and a side of green beans
Fine – I liked it, but I felt no love connection to this dish. Having said that, I must to admit I have been spoiled by the food at the Essen Haus in Madison, Wisconsin, so my schnitzel and spaetzle expectations were high. The spaetzle was actually a little moist for my liking, I like it on the dry side, so that I can sop up the juices from the rest of the dish with those little tasty morsels. The pork was good, good flavor, good breading, good stuff. The beans were just a good way to incorporate a vegetable into this lunch.
Average. After never even hearing of this dish before, I thought I’d give it a whirl….not too shabby! The pork could have been a little more tender, but overall the flavors were wonderful! The green beans however were a little too hard.
Monte Cristo Double Dog
Two split open hot dogs topped with swiss cheese and grape jelly.
Fair – I can live without having this again. It’s kind of weird, I liked it, the flavor combo was good, but nothing about this hot doggie dish was very monte cristo-ish to me. I had imagined some sort of fabulous looking hot dog and breading display, and was somewhat disappointed with a cut up dog draped in a sheet of swiss cheese stuck to a jellied bun…..as I think about it some more, I suppose I was hoping for a big jelly donut skewered by a meaty hot dog. 🙂
Alright. I was expecting more pizzazz. It was just something I could totally make at home.
COME HUNGRY … TRY SOMETHING NEW LIKE WE DID
Why not make another Soup Nazi reference in our blog? He clearly visited this eating establishment and left a little token behind for everyone to remember him by.