Business in the Bend: Weiss’ Gasthaus

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By: Alyssa Foster


   South Bend is home to some of the most unique small businesses that offer one-of-a-kind experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy. From local restaurants to small boutiques, South Bend has adventures waiting for everyone. 

   Weiss’ Gasthaus is not excluded from the list of local treasures. They serve authentic German dishes, including schnitzels, rouladen and spaetzle.

   They offer vorspeisen (appetizers), suppe (soup), salat (salad), hauptgericht (entrees), seiten (sides) and nachtisch (desserts). They also have weekly specials, including beef stroganoff, brisket, sauerbraten and hassenpfeffer. 

   While trying out the restaurant for the first time, I ordered the pretzels with the house-made mustard. I absolutely loved them with the mustard, and my boyfriend enjoyed them without any side of dipping sauce. They are house-made and are cooked to the perfect crisp. 

   I also ordered the potato pancakes with applesauce. This was a meal that I was very hesitant on trying, but I am so glad that I did. Eating potatoes and applesauce together is not something that people in the United States usually do, but I am absolutely glad that I did. If you have not tried it, I highly recommend it! 

   While I got appetizers as a meal, they offer entrees that give a better taste of German food. Wurst platters, schnitzel and various meats are options on the menu that give a more authentic German taste. 

   Weiss’ Gasthaus is located at 115 N Dixie Way in South Bend with parking in the back of the building. For more information about their restaurant and menu, you can also visit their Facebook page.

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