Best German

Das Schnitzel Haus

No surprise here: Schnitzel is king at Das Schnitzel Haus. But there's much more to the menu at this rib-sticking German powerhaus than thinly pounded, breaded and fried cutlets of pork and veal. For starters, there are the genre-busting sauerkraut balls, the size of plums and served with kicky horseradish sauce. Thin pan-fried potato pancakes are the perfect accompaniment to a stout German brew. Hungarian goulash, with chewy spatzel and tender beef swimming in a rich gravy, is the pinnacle of cold-weather comfort food. And when the weather does warm, an elevated front patio manages to capture the convivial spirit of a bona fide German bier garten.

5728 Pearl Rd., Parma Heights, 440-886-5050,

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