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A Temple to German Sausage at Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst

Brats and beer in the East Village

On a Wednesday night, the place was full and rowdy, with people sitting at the bar, standing, and sharing tables cluttered with tall, teetering glasses of German lagers and plates of fries and sausage. But on a Monday night, it was much quieter, and I asked Wechsler what beer he'd recommend. Wechsler got the idea that I liked fruity beers and went about cheerfully mixing Berliner Weiss—a puckeringly sour, low-alcohol beer—with electric-green waldmeister syrup. Waldmeister (or woodruff) is a German herb, often used to flavor the sweet syrups that are added to seltzers and beers. The resulting green concoction was served in a goblet with a straw and tasted disconcertingly like Jolly Rancher–flavored beer. Unlike sausage, it's something only someone from the motherland can love.

Go on. Do your wurst.
Calvin Godfrey
Go on. Do your wurst.

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Wechsler's Currywurst and Bratwurst

120 First Ave.
New York, NY 10009

Category: Restaurant > German

Region: East Village

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Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst
120 First Avenue, no phone

sdigregorio@villagevoice.com

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