Though you may find a recognizable difference in culinary offerings from one region of Germany to another, German-influenced Texas offers pretty standard fare including a variety of wursts—knackwurst, bratwurst, bockwurst—sauerkraut, warm German potato salad, and of course, schnitzel.
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Chrissy's Homestyle Bakery501 Bessemer Ave. 325-247–4564
Dining alongside Cibolo Creek in this historic house while listening to the rhythmic turn of a water mill is a treat. There's a nice array of steaks, fresh seafood, and wild game. We particularly liked the blue crab fingers lightly sautéed with lemon and wine and the soul-warming rich and hearty beef-potato soup.
Hidden near the train tracks off San Antonio Street, the Huisache (pronounced wee-satch) is a must-stop. Consistently delivering fantastic soups, salads, sandwiches, and main dishes, there's a lot to love about this place, and the beautiful historic 1920s building only adds to the experience. For lunch the ham and gouda sandwich with sweet caramelized onions offers a nice adult version of a grilled cheese. Pecan-crusted pork chops soar with a rich bourbon-butter sauce.
Chrissy's Homestyle Bakery
At this tiny little bakery housed in an old historic building, the enchanting aroma of fresh-baked pies and pastries envelops you the second you walk in the door. The question of what to order immediately overwhelms you as you scour the glass cases showcasing pies, sweet and savory kolaches, and cookies. May we suggest the German-style sweet pretzel and the cream cheese–poppy seed kolache? Of course, the jalapeño, cheese, and sausage kolaches and cinnamon rolls are amazing as well, but you'll have to get there before the hunters, fishers, and early travelers do; they go fast.
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