Suppenkueche (San Francisco - Hayes Valley)

Always interested in exploring new restaurants with “classical” (Southern) German dishes (though it would be nice to have any restaurants which serve a much broader variety of German dishes from other parts of Germany. Those are nearly impossible to find anywhere in the US and are very different to the meat heavy dishes one normally finds)
One of the “old-timers” in the Bay Area is Suppenkueche which just celebrated its 31st anniversary. Nice, relaxed ambience with good dishes - we will be back

Russische Eier - Deviled eggs with pickled beets, horseradish & bacon bits

Reibekuchen - Potato pancakes, apple sauce sour cream & chives

Sauerbraten - Red wine marinated braised beef, red cabbage & spaetzle

Wurstgericht - Sausage entree with 2 bratwurst, sauerkraut & mashed potatoes, pickles, sweet & spicy mustard

Apfelstrudel - Apple strudel, heavy cream


Good spot. In the past, I’ve tried the “Das Boot,” but failed. I wish they offered schweinshaxe.

Also miss Walzwerk in the Mission. Relatedly, Leopold’s (Austrian) was always fun, but I haven’t been in a while. I also wish Augustiner beer were easier to find, for whatever reason it’s less common than others.

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They have it sometimes as a special and might post about it on Instagram.

And yes, Walzwerk was very good when we visited once as it had an interesting eastern Germany approach.

Ah, good intel. I’m not around there consistently enough, but I hope to try theirs sometime. My last stop through Frankfurt left me wanting because the skin of the schweinshaxe I had there was too crispy.

What beer, if any, with the meal you posted?

Of course there was beer involved - you lose your German citizenship if you eat those dishes without ordering - Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel and Weihenstephan Dunkel

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Sometimes Gourmet Haus Staudt in RWC has some Augustiner in their bottle shop but I would give them a call before driving there. In the moment they have bottles of Augustiner Maximator

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