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Max Blob's Bavarian Biergarten

By Erin Sullivan | Posted 1/29/2003

Mmmm . . . meat. That's what's for dinner at Max Blob's Bavarian Biergarten in Jessup's Blob's Park. Vegetarians should steer clear (unless you plan on making a meal of boiled sauerkraut, dumplings, and pickled beets), but those who eat the Land-Based Flesh can gorge on home-cooked German foods like sauerbraten, bockwurst, knockwurst, and bratwurst to their hearts' content.

On our last visit to Max Blob's, we ordered the bockwurst dinner ($7 for two of the traditional veal sausages served with two vegetables, dinner rolls, and butter), the sausage platter ($9 for one bock, one knock, and one brat served with the same accoutrements), and an order of sauerbraten and dumplings ($8). Though there are probably plenty of places that do German with a gourmet flair, Blob's keeps it simple: boiled and steamed wursts, tangy sauerbraten, sweet red cabbage, salty krauts, doughy dumplings, and more than 75 beers. And to add to your dining experience, the food is served in a dance hall where bands like the Rheinlanders will entertain you with German music and polkas. Don't expect all this goodness to come for free: Blob's charges $4 per head to get in. And there is one other caveat--the place only serves Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

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