10.01.2018 / by Sarah
December 21, 2016
Despite having a name that means “outsider,” “foreigner” or “tourist” in German, Ausländer is a mainstay restaurant that focuses on Bavarian German cuisine.
“We offer German food with a Texas spin on it,” said Sam Elqunni, who grew up in Chicago and has owned Ausländer for three years.
Elqunni said they’ve added other menu items, such as stuffed salmon and stuffed mushrooms, while keeping the popular items. They also offer vegetarian items.
The menu includes many German dishes, including Schnitzel, potato soup, and Bavarian potato skins. It also offers salads, fried pickles, sandwiches and various meat, poultry and fish dishes.
They also offer an extensive beer and wine list of beverages from Germany, Belgium, Texas and all across America.
Over the years, Ausländer and its predecessors at that location have been through several owners. Sometime around 1984, the owner at the time re-christened the restaurant Ausländer.
“People apparently told him he wasn’t welcome in town, so he changed the name to Ausländer,” said Elqunni.
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