Bites 2013: Rouladen
Think about a Middle Eastern dolma, but instead of grape leaves, thin cuts of frozen beef wrap around more chopped beef and bacon slices seasoned in spices and mustard. Pickle and onion provide a tangy, piquant edge, as does vinegary red cabbage on the plate, which is skimmed with a small lake of thin gravy. ($14.50 includes soup and salad)
You'd never expect the food to be what it is in this German restaurant, which is stuck in an outdated strip mall off the beaten path. Alpine booths set the stage for a meal that is as delicious as it is reasonably priced. Two tasty choices: rouladen and the pork schnitzel.