RE: Where Have All the German Restaurants Gone?
Just came back from a couple of days in Saratoga Springs, NY. Lots of fun at the race track (I came out ahead!)
Had dinner at the Spa Brauhaus in nearby Ballston Spa.
Theyare not usually open on Mondays or Tuesdays, but because it was racing season, they are open 7 days. Family owned and operated, and it looks like it's been there forever. It's outside of town, and a little difficult to find, but even though only a few tables were filled, the food was excellent. They bring a tureen of soup to your table (it was barley soup on our night), and hot crusty bread. My husband's sauerbraten had a lighter gravy, but it was very tender. I felt like steak, which was smothered with mushrooms, just as I like it. The red cabbage was sweet and tangy, and the spaetzle was all buttery goodness. We'll defintely go back next year (hopefully the family will keep it going!)