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Brussel Sprouts and/or Spätzle

LoveFood2Much Jan 10, 2008 06:24 AM

Looking for a restaurant in NoVa or DC that serves great Brussel Sprouts and Spätzle. Thanks to all who suggest.

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  1. RichardCrystal RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 10, 2008 08:36 AM

    Let's extend that to Baltimore as well. Ever since Haussner's closed spaetzle seems to be scarce and I haven't been able to find a restaurant that even offers brussles sprouts as a veggie option!

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      tapas gal RE: RichardCrystal Jan 10, 2008 10:11 AM

      Regarding Baltimore... not sure about Spatzle, but Rocket To Venus in Hampden has award winning Brussel Sprouts...

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        RichardCrystal RE: tapas gal Jan 10, 2008 10:24 AM

        TGal..I'm on my way, Hon!!!

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      ChewFun RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 10, 2008 10:19 AM

      Brussel Sprouts and Spaetzle together? Spaetzle is pretty easy to make on your own.

      1. alkapal RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 10, 2008 10:21 AM

        call the lamplighter in fairfax. http://thelamplighterrestaurantva.com/

        someone posted that they have a fantastc wiener schnitzel.


        looks like a little retro fun!

        1. Bonz RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 10, 2008 10:48 AM

          Together or separate? If separate, Brasserie Beck has simply fantastic Brussell Sprouts.

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            RJJR RE: Bonz Jan 11, 2008 05:11 AM

            Not sure about Baltimore, NOVA or DC, but, down near Annapolis is The Old Stein Inn. Great old world German food and beer. They have Schnitzel and Spaetzle, and Braised Cabbage. I do not remember the Brussel Sprouts however. It is down near Davidsonville on 214

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              bordeauxfan RE: RJJR Jan 11, 2008 05:14 AM

              Yes, OSI is an experience. More fun in warmer weather, when you can actually sit outside in their "biergarten". I think the food is a little mediocre, but it is German-themed. But warning -- it's a fair distance from Davidsonville -- east on Route 214 through Edgewater, towards the Bay. I would estimate about 10 miles from D'ville.

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                RJJR RE: bordeauxfan Jan 11, 2008 05:17 AM

                Thank you andd I apologize for my original post. I could not remember Edgewater, only Davidsonville. But you are correct go towards the Bay

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              LoveFood2Much RE: Bonz Jan 11, 2008 11:11 AM

              Bonz-this menu looks intriguing. The side says Gratin of Brussel Sprouts. Do they coat them in a crust or cream type casserole?

            3. alkapal RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 11, 2008 05:21 AM

              i'd forgotten about old europe restaurant on wisconsin in upper georgetown
              they have potato dumplings and seasonal vegetables.

              i haven't been there in a bazillion years.....

              1. ktmoomau RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 11, 2008 07:47 AM

                There are a couple German restaurants in Nova that were on another thread that I can't remember the names of I will try to search for it though... I have never been, but the thread might be helpful.

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                  LoveFood2Much RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 11, 2008 11:06 AM

                  Sorry for the confusion- not together just individually

                  Thanks for all the rec's so far. I work very close to Lamplighter so may need to try it.
                  I also hear Euro Bistro in Herndon/Reston border is very good

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                    LoveFood2Much RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 11, 2008 11:07 AM

                    Also, I am trying to keep it close to a 20-30 minute drive so Baltimore and Annapolis are out for this request.

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                      Minger RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 11, 2008 12:36 PM

                      Try Leopold's in Georgetown for Spätzle. For the uninitiated, what's distinctive about the German Brussel Sprouts?

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                        LoveFood2Much RE: Minger Jan 12, 2008 08:08 AM

                        Minger-most times I have Brussel Sprouts at a good German restaurant or when my Grandmother used to cook them, they would add bacon grease to cook them after boiling them with salt in the water for a while to soften them up and add butter at the end. Many places that serve Brussel Sprouts occasional seem to serve them undercooked so they are hard, bitter, or flavorless. This is probably one of the few vegetables that you can over cook when boiling.

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                          LoveFood2Much RE: Minger Jan 12, 2008 08:09 AM

                          CORRECTION on last line:
                          "This is probably one of the few vegetables that you CAN'T over cook when boiling."

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                            LoveFood2Much RE: Minger Jan 12, 2008 08:11 AM

                            Another favorite and delicious dish that I once had a few years ago but never see anywhere is cabbage and egg noodles with pieces of fried soft bacon. This sounds funky but truste me, it tastes great!!!

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                              alkapal RE: LoveFood2Much Jan 12, 2008 08:40 AM

                              does not sound funky. sounds savory delicious.

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