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OB’s Brau Haus (Formerly Old Bavarian) [Quinoa Salad]

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This week, THRIVE lunch was downtown Appleton at a restaurant Food In The Fox has never tried, or really heard of for that matter, OB’s Brau Haus (formerly Old Bavarian). This place is easy to drive by and not notice because it is sandwiched in between many other shops and restaurants on the south side of College Avenue, kiddy corner from the Performing Arts Center. They usually are not open on Mondays for lunch, but they opened especially for THRIVE lunch, which was a very nice gesture. 

Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

The place was somewhat sectioned off. There was a dining room with a lounge in the back and then a full bar on the other side of the dining room. It was a very accommodating kind of place, depending on what you came to do, eat, drink or play pool in the lounge area. When I think of German food, the only thing that really comes to mind is sausage and beer, but luckily there were other items on the menu that looked a little lighter than brats and sauerkraut.

Bavarian Dinners & Vegetarian Specials

One thing that I noticed that looked good was the Scnitzel (choice of classic pork or chicken cutlet, crispy golden panfriend) Oscar, which was white asparagus, ham, onion in a mushroom cream sauce. But after another THRIVE suggested the Quinoa Salad, I was sold. This was quinoa with fire roasted bell peppers, corn, carrots and green beans. It was not like a traditional salad, it was more like something you would find next to the broccoli salad in the deli. It was warm and flavorful and a bit heavy for a salad. Oh and there was also hot, fresh bread sticks that were not around long enough for me to get a picture of. 

Overall, a great German experience with superb staff and food. Check it out!

-M

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Location:

OB’s Brau Haus (Formerly Old Bavarian)
523 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911


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OB’s Brau Haus (Formerly Old Bavarian) [Czechoslovakian Goulash]

OB's Brau Haus

OB’s Brau Haus (formerly Old Bavarian) opened special for THRIVE Lunch today. The food and service was outstanding, so it’s unfortunate that we only managed to draw about 11 participants. Those who decided to stay home or at the office definitely missed out. OB’s Brau Haus has kind of a multi-purpose theme going on. They are doing the German cuisine thing, but are also mixing in a gastro brewpub with a healthy side of nightlife.

Czechoslovakian Goulash

If you are a regular Food in the Fox reader, you may have noted I complain incessantly about the lack of diversity in my diet. It’s either chicken. Or salad. Or salad with chicken. Or a chicken sandwich. Let’s just say there’s a lot of chicken. In fact, I just ate a hot dog made out of chicken like 5 minutes ago. Well, I’ve ordered beef roughly three times in the past few weeks so I guess I can stop complaining (as much). I had sirloin shish kabobs in Sheboygan the other day, a burger (or two) at the Appleton Jaycees Fireworks on the 3rd, and today I had Czechoslovakian Goulash at OB’s Brau Haus. 

So, what is Czechoslovakian Goulash? Good question, because I had no idea until our waitress explained it. Turns out, Czechoslovakian Goulash is pork and beef stew with sauerkraut in a paprika sauce served over spaetzel. Spaetzel (or spätzle or any number of other various spellings) is basically egg noodles in miniature dumpling form. The price came in at $9.00 for the small plate, which wasn’t all that small. There was a pretty generous portion of the spaetzel and nice big chunks of surprisingly lean meat. For the most part, the dish tasted a lot like a peppered quality prime rib over pasta. 

Also served were hot breadsticks, which are pretty awesome. Even a fellow THRIVE’r trying out a ‘no carb’ diet couldn’t resist the lure of a basket full of hot breadsticks. 

- T

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OB's Brau Haus

Location:

OB’s Brau Haus (Formerly Old Bavarian)
523 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911


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