A Biergarten in Bellingham
Has anyone tried this place? I'm not a beer drinker, but I am a sausage eater.
I drove past this one Sunday when I remembered this post. It was crowded and looked pretty popular. It is on my short list. Maybe tonight. I am also not really much of a beer drinker, but I enjoy a well paired beer/ food experience and appreciate a light tasting beer with a pub dinner.
I am traveling more than being at home (temporarily) right now, so I am using the crazy schedule to try new places when I am here. Appreciate the heads up about it! Will report back! :)
I just returned. Weird place. Looks like a drive through coffee shop. I don't know why, but I thought it would be in an actual building with outdoor seating! Nope.
Very nice quality and variety of German beer. We had 2 lagers, one unfiltered and unpasteurized, then shared a grapefruit one.... very different and interesting. Nice! We really enjoyed the beer.
The food was "meh" to really boring. Extremely limited menu. I think they only had a choice of 6 different "wursts" to choose from, no buns ( keepin' it real, apparently), kraut and potato are the only sides. We had a 2 sausage plate instead of the other choice...a 1 sausage plate.... kraut, potato. We chose a currywurst (pretty decent, good curry flavor/bright yellow in "curriness") and a cheesewurst (processed orange cheese)... boiled potato (no discernible seasoning, I asked for some salt) sauerkraut ( tasted a bit mushy and maybe canned)three types of mustard, the stone ground and the sweet one were very good ( i.e. fresh and different), the other mustard was a bit plain and seemed typical grocery store quality. We also ordered a soft pretzel( it came with the same three mustards). It was fresh but nothing to write home about.
We asked about the future ( being that it is all outdoor seating now). Apparently, they are hiring contractors to help with weatherizing for the cold and rain.
Communal seating (ugghh,again!), cute set up with the umbrellas and food truck/grill/big screen TV combo, quality large/heavy beer glasses with handles, superior to Leavenworth (a frequent haunt of mine for this type of experience) for food(but that isn't saying much).
I hope they broaden the menu.
Maybe we'll check it out for a pretzel and a beer. Did they have some good mustards? My daughter is recently back from Germany, and she said the mustard there was fabulous.
Have you ever tried the pretzels at the Bham Farmers Market from Ralf's Bavarian Bakery? We even sell them at my workplace, but for some reason I just haven't tried them yet.