Photography by Beau Gustafson
My great-grandfather Dassinger would likely enjoy Klingler’s. From the cuckoo clocks to the Black Forest furnishings to the food served for both breakfast and lunch with brunch specials on the weekends, Klingler’s is authentically German.
As a tribute to him, I enjoyed a German sausage platter for lunch. The platter arrives with three spiral-cut sausages: bratwurst, knackwurst, and bohemian. The spiral slices allow the sausages to cook straight and not curl, create more grilled surface area, and make little pockets for their hot German sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard to fill. The sausages are served with hot German potato salad and a warm, grilled brotchen, large enough to overfill with all three sausages. Flavors and textures of porky brat intermingle with notes of garlic from the knackwurst and smokiness from the bohemian for the ultimate sausage synthesis. The golden sauerkraut adds crunch and mouthwatering acidity, the perfect German topping.