Duesenberg's German Dinners in Catonsville - Report
Five Chowhounds got together to test the fare at Duesenberg's in Catonsville.
By day, this place is an American diner serving breakfast and lunch only. A German-American family was looking for a place to serve dinner... and an idea was born. They take over the restaurant for dinner service, and have launched their own exclusively German menu.
Breaded and fried green beans
Vegetable crepes with a cream sauce
Everyhting was pleasurable without being outstanding. The potato pancakes were very small in diameter and deep fried a golden brown. I liked these much better than the usual style. The green beans had a super crunchy shell. The dishes came with some salads: fresh cabbage, carrot, and potato. The fresh cabbage was refreshing. Also some dishes come with both bread and poato dumpling. The potato dumpling was stretchy and bouncy. I felt like it just might come back to me if I threw it.... but I didn't test that out.
I would not get the goulash again (maybe this needs a more Eastern European aesthetic), and if I had to go with one dish, the Jaegerschnitzel with red cabbage was nice.
As sometimes happens with Chowhound dinners, the company of other Chowhounds proves to be the most significant delight of the meal. It was so great seeing everyone.