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Schnitzel truck spotted in Cobble Hill

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bklynite Jul 17, 2009 07:45 AM

Got off the F train last night to the sight of a new schitzel truck parked on the corner of Smith & Wyckoff. I already had dinner plans, so didn't try them (I know, I know, not a great excuse!) but I stopped and got their card. The friendly schnitzelmeister inside told me lots of people had asked if they'd be back because they also already had dinner plans; he said they would. You can check out their menu at www.schnitzelandthings.com and can also click the link to follow on Twitter from there.

Has anyone tried them?

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  1. lambretta76 RE: bklynite Jul 17, 2009 07:55 AM

    Saw them last night, but we too had other plans. Platters seem like a good value, hopefully it's decent. Cod schnitzel intrigues me.

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      bergengirl RE: bklynite Jul 17, 2009 11:15 AM

      I tried them last night and would definitely do it again. I had the chicken schnitzel with Austrian potato salad and beet and feta salad. The schnitzel was thin and crisp, and was topped off with lemon juice and Sriracha mayo (which the guys in the truck said is their favorite sauce, hands down). The sides were tasty too, especially the potato salad, which was flavorful without being creamy. The price was right--$9 for the platter, and almost enough to satisfy 2 hungry adults.

      1. bigjeff RE: bklynite Jul 19, 2009 07:24 PM

        this truck is making the rounds, it was parked in union square last week too.

        we had the sides platter, 4 sides for $8 since I wasn't in the mood for fried things but I found the sides awful: the sauerkraut was hardly fermented and just limp oily cabbage, the beet and feta I found really plain, greasy and somewhat sour (but not from the dressing, of which there was none); the lentil salad had no flavor and similarly greasy and the cucumber salad was also, guess what, greasy and flavorless. the lesson (and it was obvious); if its a schnitzel truck, just stick with the schnitzel.

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          missmodular RE: bklynite Jul 23, 2009 10:43 AM

          They were on Smith St. again last night, so I stopped. Had the cod schnitzel sandwich and a side of the potato salad. Liked both very much--neither seemed overly, unpleasantly greasy to me. The cod and the breading were both very moist and not overcooked. The potato salad, topped with fresh scallions, was delicious.

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            bklynite RE: bklynite Jul 23, 2009 11:18 AM

            Hi, OP here. I got another chance last night too. I wasn't terribly hungry so I got one chicken platter with fries and salad to share with my daughter. Fried up to order (well, except the salad) and pretty good. And a great bargain dinner for that price, too. I'd like to try the cod next.

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              lambretta76 RE: bklynite Jul 23, 2009 11:22 AM

              FWIW, I saw them driving down Smith today. Dunno if they were looking for a spot or if they're parked in the nabe and were moving somewhere else.

              I dont' mind them being around Smith at night (especially if they're late night), but it'd be nice to have them in Dumbo during the day.

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              billhill RE: bklynite Jul 23, 2009 03:20 PM

              saw them in Union Square today. tried the bratwurst sandwich with kraut. really first rate.

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                flo RE: billhill Jul 31, 2009 08:34 PM

                I spotted them around McCarren Park in W'burg a few nights ago. A very friendly and enthusiastic bunch of guys, and they seem to know where to go and when (there was an open air movie night with a huge crowd, maybe they twitter ?). All the sides (lentils, potato salad, beet salad, and others) were good, and the Schnitzel I tried (pork) was definitely above street food level.

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                  yuriwebboy RE: flo Aug 1, 2009 12:54 PM

                  They were one of the vendors at the http://www.ediblebrooklyn.net/magazin... Good Beer event and my wife didn't want to eat the veal, so I was forced to eat the little nugget of fried meat - I too found the sides lacking and bland, but fair to say, I'm sure that it had been sitting there for quite a while. Not the highlight of the evening to be sure.

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                    lambretta76 RE: yuriwebboy Aug 2, 2009 09:01 PM

                    I caught them at that event, too. I found the wienerschnitzel perfectly fried and not greasy, while the sides were tasty and bright. They paired well with the lemon wheat ale brewed by the Brooklyn Homebrew Supply out of Sunset Park. I was quite impressed, but I was perhaps one of the first people to try their food, swinging by the booth at around 4:15 pm. (The even startes at 4.)

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