Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Brunch at Wolff's Biergarten. Unexpected Family Fun.


So, a friend of mine (who I don't see that much anymore) was in town for the weekend and had decided to go to Wolff's Biergarten to watch some soccer and make merry. The missus and I very much wanted to drop in, but we had to face the general decision process that any parents of small 'uns (we have a 5 month old and 3 year old) have to go through before going pretty much anywhere. Will there be drunken lunatics present who may or may not huck a beer stein in our general direction? Will an out of control Bro-fest break out into violence? You know, that kind of stuff... 

Anyhow, we saw the offer on the menu for free pancakes for children under 12 who wear soccer jerseys to Sunday Brunch and figured if we went early enough (11:30 AM) the crowd would be relatively mellow.

Upon arriving, the wife and I were happy to find 3 or 4 other families with babes in tow. The Sunday Brunch crowd seemed very mature and sedate and my father's danger-predicting Spidey sense did not tingle much at all. Very much relieved I ordered up a liter of Pilsner Urquell.


A friend of mine was already eating an order of Currywurst which is one of my favorites. He let me have a bite. The currywurst sauce at Wolff's is pretty good, I only feel that there should be a bit more. I would like the sausages to be swimming in the stuff and at least a few of the fries to be all sauce sodden and soaked. That is just a personal preference.


My 3 year old demanded french fries and I obliged.


I had the "Wolff's Wurst Breakfast Plate" with the Weisswurst. This comes with two sausages, 3 potato pancakes, and some scrambled eggs. I am a sucker for Weisswurst, these links were pretty good examples. The scrambled eggs had some tasty fines herbes going on in them and the texture was surprisingly creamy.


On the subject of the potato cakes, don't get me wrong I think they are OK. The only problem I have is that they have that sort fishy taste that comes from too high heat applied to certain cooking oils (probably Canola).


Anyhow, my biggest takeaway from Sunday brunch service at Wolff's is that it is surprisingly family friendly. It is so hard to find a place that isn't a lame "family style" eatery where you won't get looked at like you have two heads for bringing along the little ones. Having a place that is fairly casual where I can have a good beer and the daughter can stomp on a peanut or two without causing too much upset is  greatly appreciated. I will probably drag my herd of four in again for a beer and sausages for a Sunday brunch or two in the future.

2 comments:

  1. I have never not had a great time at Wolfs. Pancakes may be a little overpriced for the portion, but everything else is just fine. Glad your family enjoyed it!

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  2. Glad you had a good time. I know you weren't suggesting this, but "soccer hooligans" are a thing of the past. During big matches, Wolff's may get a little loud, but not rowdy. I'm glad you pointed out that a soccer-friendly bar is neither a Bro-fest nor mug-hurling war zone.

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