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reservationsplease May 27, 2009 06:44 AM

I haven't eaten at the Black Forest Inn in over 15 years. I'll be there tonight. Any recommendations in the duck or rabbit department.

  1. Jordan May 27, 2009 08:02 AM

    I recommend you plan on ordering something else, as their online menu shows neither duck nor rabbit dishes.

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      The Dairy Queen May 27, 2009 08:13 AM

      Weird. I had a rabbit pasta there once (several years ago) that was pretty good. Must have been a special, or dropped from the menu.

      ~TDQ

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        reservationsplease May 27, 2009 08:20 AM

        15 years ago they had rabbit stew. The liver pate and the Ham and sauerkrut balls look good. didn't think to check the online menu, thanks

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          The Dairy Queen May 27, 2009 08:36 AM

          My visit was much more recent than 15 years ago. Probably 4 or 5. ;-)

          ~TDQ

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      churchka May 27, 2009 08:52 AM

      There is rabbit, and it is pretty good, but they don't always have it. You have to download the pdf version of the menu to see it.

      My favorite dishes are the Nieren (veal kidneys) and the Paprika Schnitzel. They both have a wonderful depth of flavor. I'm also a HUGE fan of the pate. I always get it, sometimes as a main dish.

      I'd suggest staying away from the Kasseler Rippchen. It is the pork chop and it tends to be very dry.

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        zataar May 27, 2009 09:55 AM

        I love the spaetzel and lentil salad.

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          jeanmt May 27, 2009 11:08 AM

          Spaetzel, lentil salad, sauerkraut balls. Heaven.

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        kevin47 May 27, 2009 03:59 PM

        They usually have one rabbit offering. Um, get that?

        1. reservationsplease May 28, 2009 12:30 PM

          Our meal was great and yes they had rabbit on the menu. I"m writing a longer version of the wonderful evening and will post when finished. Something was up with the liver pate, it came highly recommended and yet, I don't know. Thanks for the feedback.

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            galewskj May 28, 2009 01:42 PM

            As a side, I just had their cheeseburger as MInnesota monthly ranked it 4th in the state. I do not share their positivity - the meat was flavorless and dry and the bun was charred.

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              reservationsplease May 28, 2009 02:15 PM

              Why would a german restaurant attempt to pull off a cheeseburger. It's like a Japanese restaurant trying to pull off a beerbrat.

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                dalewest May 28, 2009 08:31 PM

                Maybe for the same reason that people order a cheeseburger in a German restaurant? ;-)

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              JeaFoo May 29, 2009 02:47 AM

              I go for the sauerbraten. It seeps into my thoughts day and night.

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                reservationsplease May 30, 2009 09:51 PM

                what's the story behind the two bullet holes in the picture by the bar?

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                  soupkitten May 31, 2009 07:30 AM

                  just a deranged customer, i believe. shot up the wall and was arrested. nobody was injured. sorry i don't know of a more splashy story than that :)

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