This week transported me to Germany- right in the middle of Chicago! I found myself at Prost, a fantastic bar and restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park. The space is gigantic, with long rows of beautiful wooden tables and benches. We came in after seeing a show, around 10 o’clock on a Friday evening, and had no problem being seated right away. As we walked past tables, my mouth began to water as we passed giant pretzels, steins of beer, and wursts. After seeing it, we knew we had to order a pretzel for the table. We decided to order the half, as the whole was gigantic. This was absolutely wonderful. The outside of the pretzel was perfectly crisp, lightly buttered and salted, and the inside was soft and squishy. It also came with a fantastic warm Bavarian beer cheese dip. I loved it so much I could have taken a bath in it. I knew I had to try a Wurst- after all, we were in Germany for the night! After much debate, I finally chose the Thuringer Wurst: beef, pork, and garlic- yum! Each wurst is served with your choice of side, Haus kraut, a warm semmel roll, and your choice of mustard. The available sides were Oma’s Secret Potato Slaw, Haus Red Cabbage, Hand Cut Fries, Herbed Spatzle, Radeburger Beer Cheese Soup, or a Pretzel Bun (for a charge of $1). I love potato salad, so I went with the Secret Potato Slaw. I also chose Hot Horseradish Mustard (my other choices were a Sweet Beer Mustard or Plain Yellow Mustard). My meal came out piping hot and the portion size was huge! The thuringer wurst did not disappoint; it was grilled perfectly and tasted delicious with both the spicy mustard and the sauerkraut. The potato salad was very tasty as well! I can’t wait to come back and try more food here; I’m drooling just thinking about it!
Prost is open Sundays from 11 am to close (brunch served till 2), Mondays through Wednesdays from 4 pm to close, Thursdays from 4 pm to 2 am, Fridays from 11 am to 2 am, and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 am (brunch served till 2). You can find more information on their website.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO