|Germany: Give them a pig and some cabbage, and they'll make you a meal.|
|This was delicious!|
It's the existence of Schmidt's Haus that brings people to this tiny little German village, now over-run by modern yuppie home-owners who renovate their quaint European homes with air conditioning and aluminum siding. But Schmidt's look like a German themed restaurant, though tainted by tourism, and is unusually inviting considering its isolated location in Columbus. It's a five generation old restaurant that requires the wait-staff to wear silly dirndls (beer maiden dresses), and sells imported German beers. There's a sausage buffet for around $10 with their award winning Bahama Mama Sausages, sauerkraut, and corn-beef and cabbage. Shannon was amazed by the apple sauce, though it left us way too full to enjoy the deserts or fudge from the neighboring fudge factory.
|Any building that has a beer keg attached to the side of the building must be good.|
I will say this, the best sausage and kraut I ever had was in Krakow Poland, and I doubt I'll ever find anything like it Stateside, or even a recipe for how to make it like that (I continue to try though), however, Schmidt's makes for some great eats, and a good escape from America when you can't get to the real thing.
|Clearly Germans are Ohio State fans.|
Considering the fact that not every state has ethnically preserved cities and towns, and we tend to assimilate and forget our heritage, finding a restaurant and village that has not only retained some of its roots, but serves it up in a dress with a beer makes the perfect cure when you can't get back "home" to Germany instead.