A new food booth at this year’s Seymour Oktoberfest doesn’t cut any corners when providing a true German experience for visitors.
Robert and Alexandra Graf of New Hampshire, owners of Schnitzels and Giggles, dress in traditional Bavarian attire, including lederhosen for Bob and a dirndl dress for Alexandra, while they serve up authentic German vittles.
The booth is located on Chestnut Street just south of the railroad tracks across the street from One Chamber Square.
On the menu is their famous schnitzel, which is a thin piece of pork loin or chicken breast, hand pounded by Bob, that is floured, egg washed, covered in bread crumbs, fried and served on a stick or on a bun like a tenderloin. It also can be ordered as a platter dinner served with Jager gravy.
At 9 inches, their bratwurst are some of the biggest around and are served on a Bolillo roll with peppers, onions and homemade sauerkraut.
The Grafs also offer pommes frites, which are German-style fries served plain or with toppings, German-style braised red cabbage and potato pancakes.
“We usually run out of the potato pancakes, especially if it’s a busy weekend,” Alexandra said.
The couple started their mobile food business in 2010 as an extension of their award-winning German restaurant Alphorn Bistro at the Inn at Danbury in New Hampshire.
They had owned and operated the restaurant for nine years and in 2008 experienced a fire along with the economic recession, which led to the couple filing for bankruptcy in 2011 and losing the business.
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