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German Food: Philly and the surrounding 'burbs

PattiCakes Aug 7, 2008 06:27 AM

My DH has a huge place in his culinary heart for German food, and has not stopped whining about the demise of Ludwigs. German food is part of my culinary heritage, so I can appreciate the food, but it is not my top choice when I go out to eat. In deference to my DH, however, I'm searching for some alternatives to Ludwigs, which has almost iconic stature in his mind -- and of course now that it's gone, the iconicity (??) grows by leaps and bounds (like that fish he caught several years ago).

We live near Otto's in Horsham, having gone there for years with our parents. Any others? We also go to Illg's periodically -- they are an old-time German butcher shop in Warrington.

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  1. 94Bravo Aug 8, 2008 04:41 AM

    The only German place I can think of around the DV is actually in Reading; The Alpenhof.

    www.alpenhofbnb.com

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      Chefpaulo Aug 8, 2008 05:23 AM

      Is the Austrian Village on Huntington Pike in Rockledge still there? I worked in Fox Chase 30 years ago and went there occasionally. Fare was authentic.

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        PattiCakes Aug 8, 2008 08:09 AM

        We remember it as well. I'll have to check.

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        Adenn1 Aug 8, 2008 06:21 AM

        I saw this yesterday...not German food...but Yugoslavian...but looks good. Holly's recommendations usually deliver.

        http://www.hollyeats.com/JovansPlace.htm

        1. Mawrter Aug 8, 2008 06:25 PM

          I would suggest Bavarian Specialties in King of Prussia... except that it's really a BMW shop, not a bakery (which is what I always think of when I hear the name). Quite a good mechanic shop, actually, but alas, no cream-filled pastries, no bratwurst, no sauerkraut, no oompah music. I hope you don't mind such a smartypants reply, and I hope you find some good ideas!

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            GBak504 Aug 8, 2008 08:22 PM

            Austrian village..still there still good.Also try Reiker Meats to pick up some authentic specialties..

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              CPaul Aug 11, 2008 11:46 AM

              The Guard House in Gladwyne. Not German per se, but owner Albert is German and a lot of the dishes have German influence; some even come w/ sides of spaetzle. I've never had anything that wasn't very, very good here (salmon, rockfish, pork chops w/ spaetzle) and friends of mine who are culinary enthusiasts commented that while it wasn't on their gourmet-ecstatic-top-5 list, they enjoyed it greatly (lamb chops, country pate) and would gladly go again...preferably soon.

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