Sunday, October 25, 2009

fo' schnitzel

the NYC street vendor landscape is currently dominated by halal street-meat carts, however, if you look a little deeper, you will find a multitude of competent contenders hailing from all corners of the world -- from waffles to dumplings, you'll be surprised w/ what's out there.

Schnitzel & Things
Park Avenue South b/w 26th and 27th streets
WEDNESDAYS --11:30-2:30p
a schnitzel truck, who knew? and for that matter, what the hell IS schnitzel?!?!

--according to the Schnitzel & Things website, "schnitzel is a hand pounded, lightly breaded
thin cutlet fried to golden perfection. it is traditionally served w/ a lemon wedge and a side of Austrian potato salad."

i haven't tried the schnitzel yet, but i did partake in the bratwurst. i ordered the bratwurst platter w/ braised cabbage, austrian potato salad, and spicy sriracha mayo -- all platters are served w/ your choice of two sides and a condiment. the brat was moist and delicious, despite the over zealously charred exterior. the cabbage and potato salad were well-prepared and incredibly fresh, fresh, fresh. the mayo was good, but i'd have made it w/ a little more tang. i felt the portion was a bit meager, but then again, i'm a gavone.

the Schnitzel & Things schnitzel truck is a well actualized concept that works. from the looks of things, the schnitzel is really where it's at -- oh well, for next time.

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