Our latest Local “Guide” Food Review is for Bratz Y’All in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bratz Y’all is a lovely, low-key, friendly, German (mostly) outdoor beer garden with typical long and narrow German beer garden style tables. The place is perfectly suited for us locals, who, as we all know, love to converse with total strangers.
Bratz Y’all On The Menu
I can’t stay away from the Nuernberger Rostbratwurst, a pork brat served with mustard and homemade sauerkraut, and caramelized onions on a pretzel bun. I’ve also had the Currywurst, the King Brat, and the Schnitzel (please dine like a German and get the pork, not the chicken!).
If you really like great food in gigantic portions, get the Leberkaes’, a pan-fried traditional German meatloaf, served with an over-easy fried egg and potato salad. It’ll easily feed two adults. I’ve never had a bad meal in this place, and even enjoyed an over-priced, but delicious, Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Tart) for dessert.
As to the drinks, there are only German items on the menu, and I love the fact that Bratz Y’all offers genuine German items such as the popular summer drink Berliner Weisse, a light German Weissbier mixed with raspberry or woodruff herb syrup, which is a perfect hot-weather drink. The service is personable and friendly, and more often than not, owner Sven is in the kitchen. You can order inside, or outside at the window. If you bring a crowd of people, there is an extra party space in the back available for rent. Did I mention that this is a very kid-friendly place?
Glass Half Full?
Since no review seems believable unless you have at least a tiny complaint, as a native-born German I get a bit miffed when the staff doesn’t serve me a wheat beer in the proper tall and narrow wheat beer glass. They have all the appropriate glassware for all the German beers they serve, so use them guys.
Bratz Y’all is located at 617-B Piety Street in the Bywater, less than 1.5 miles from the French Quarter. It’s a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute ride by car from Jackson Square. Even though Octoberfest was cancelled this year, you can still get a taste of it at Bratz Y’all! And don’t forget to check out our other Local “Guide Food Reviews.
Many thanks to Regine Richter McClain, New Orleans Tour Guide, for this post.
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