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March 2022

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46 March 2022 GOOD EATS Willkommen! From schnitzel to spätzle to strudel, Max & Moritz serves the best of German home cooking BY JANET GIBSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY BURNHAM G erman hospitality is easy to define. Eat and eat some more – and then take food home with you to enjoy later. But contrary to popular belief, many traditional dishes and even some desserts are not necessarily heavy. For delicious proof, visit Max & Moritz, a longtime German restaurant and bakery in Cliffdale Square, which brings in the appreciative masses for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. So, how about a chicken schnitzel salad for starters? A chicken breast is pounded perfectly thin, then breaded or not (your choice), and fried to a golden brown. It is cut into bite-size pieces and served over a bed of iceberg lettuce, dotted with bits of tomato and onion, and julienne strips of Swiss cheese, then drizzled with an addictive yogurt-based dressing. It's light, yet filling. But who can resist a brötchen roll fresh from the oven to go with it? Just add a schmear of butter and bite into bliss. For those who prefer pork schnitzel, that's an option, too. Not just in the salad, but as a sandwich or on a plated lunch or dinner. In fact, the most popular menu item is jäegerschnitzel, two breaded or natural pieces of pork loin fried and smothered in mushroom gravy. It's served with two sides. Speaking of the sides, the dishes are equally authentic and could easily be combined to make a satisfying meal. Some rave-worthy choices include red cabbage, spätzle noodles, fried potatoes, cucumber salad and potato salad. Freshness and authenticity are hallmarks at this "come as you are" eatery, which is a must-go for sauerbraten, beef that's been marinated for 48 hours and offered as a Wednesday special until it runs out. Petra Volcy enjoys feeding military service members and their families who have fond memories of being stationed in Deutschland – as well as those who are discovering German food and hospitality for the first time.

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