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Brats Brothers in the old Max's location in Sherman Oaks?

Servorg Apr 27, 2012 08:56 AM

Was this not the old Max's restaurant site? In any case anyone tried the new location? How are they holding up for brats?

http://www.bratsbrothers.com/

  1. Hughlipton Apr 30, 2012 09:39 AM

    Went there last night with my wife for dinner. One waitress who appeared harried for the crowd she had and yet the service was excellent. Had the sausage sampler of 4 sausages which comes with a side of grandma's sauerkraut. Wonderful! Also comes with a pretzel which not exactly Oktoberfest was nonetheless very good. That along with a German Beer made for almost an Oktoberfest experience as helped along by the music. I recommend this place.

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      Servorg Apr 30, 2012 09:54 AM

      Thanks, Hugh. I have to get here and contrast it with Wurstküche at some point. I love a good brat and it's not like we are exactly flooded with them here in the L.A. area.

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        ns1 Apr 30, 2012 12:32 PM

        isn't "word on the street" that brats bros makes sausages for wurstkuche? flavors looked the same last time I was in BB.

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          Servorg Apr 30, 2012 12:39 PM

          I've read that, but I don't recall a rattlesnake flavor at the BB (for instance).

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            carter Apr 30, 2012 09:03 PM

            Agree, yet Wurstkuche might have an exclusive with the Brats Bros that they would not serve it in Sherman Oaks, and similarly with other flavors not being duplicated.

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      pizzafreak Apr 27, 2012 02:44 PM

      Yes that is the old Max's site. Brat Bros is doing very well since they moved from their old location, which made the place look like a dive, to this site. They have an expanded menu and changed their business model to include Saturday and Sunday brunch, and have many different kinds of premium beer on tap. In addition to a large bar, they have a central community table as well as tables for 2 and 4 lining the sides. Click their URL for the entire menu.
      http://www.bratsbrothers.com/

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        carter Apr 27, 2012 06:38 PM

        But the food is really nothing special, unless of course you need your brat fix, and the decor is dreadful.

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          ChinoWayne Apr 28, 2012 05:28 AM

          Judging by the picture on the web site, they ought to rename the joint "Brat Sisters".

          1. re: ChinoWayne
            Servorg Apr 28, 2012 05:32 AM

            Brats aren't just for boys anymore! ;-D>

            1. re: ChinoWayne
              Tripeler Apr 28, 2012 04:45 PM

              At least they didn't rename it "Brat Pack"

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