★ Best of the Springs winner
$................ $12 or less
$$$$.......... $30 and up
EDELWEISS GERMAN RESTAURANT - 34 E. Ramona Ave., 633-2220, edelweissrest.com $$ ★ ☀
This enchanting restaurant serves excellent renditions of German favorites in a fun setting. Portions are hearty, and the housemade tortes are great. Try the Flammekueche.
MB'S PICK: SCHNITZEL FRITZ - 4037 Tutt Blvd., 573-2000, schnitzelfritz.com $ ★
The small, strip-mall store is bright and clean, but on the plain side. The food, however, is much better than a place this size has any right to be. The German specialties are savory and scrumptious, beautifully complemented by the baked goods from the Old German Bakery. Dishes not to miss: Hungarian goulash ($7.99), rouladen ($9.99), bratwurst platter ($8.99) and cherry crumble cake ($3.79).
SCHNITZEL KING - 5644 U.S. 85/87, 638-4974 $
This one-man German restaurant reigns locally for its sheer number of schnitzels, including a Hawaiian version topped with pineapple, and the decadent Robber Schnitzel, which is covered in crispy bacon and hollandaise.
UWE'S - 31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611 $$ ★
The best place to dig into fried, breaded meats slathered with gravy. Uwe's is short on atmosphere, long on German comfort food. Try the Jaegerschnitzel.