For those of you who prefer October with a k in it, and maybe “fest” at the end, the pretzel is. go-to. Salted pretzels and beer, like, what is better than that?
Maybe if you took a smoked farmer’s sausage and wrapped in a pretzel.
That’s what I ordered at DasBrezelHaus, a new spot that opened in Manchester Square a little over two weeks ago. Looking through the window at the counter, there’s pretzels both salty and sweet, from the basic German to a more doughy Philadelphia style, to pretzels dipped in chocolate, covered in cinnamon or dotted with pumpkin seeds. I ordered some for the office, and grabbed the preztel-wrapped sausage for lunch.
First off, if you’re one of those people who can’t understand how someone can only eat one hotdog, don’t get off-guard by this offering. The sausage is hefty, and it’s wrapped in a delicate pretzel that was warm and chewy. The only problem is that I ordered it a little after noon, I had to get back to office and, after the second and third bites, I recognized that I really, really, wanted a beer. October, I mean, Oktober, right?
The batch I brought back to office received positive verdicts; the pretzels were soft and chewy, good enough that they didn’t need a dip. Not that hot mustard is a bad thing at any time, though. Well, maybe not with the chocolate pretzels. But, yes, there is a real difference between freshly baked pretzels and something you might find at the store, or even a concession at the stadium. I am traditionalist, so that means I’ll always go for the simple, German salted variety over any of the fancier or sweeter varieties. And, damn, it was darn good. Lick-the-salt-off-your-fingers good.
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