The Potato House
has become a go-to, acting as a food-truck-to-brick-and-mortar success story. Owner Jessica Martinkoewitz keeps adding new items with a simple East German approach she once described to me as bland (they were ingredient-limited growing up), though it’s anything but. A newish liquor license means a wide showing of Denver’s German-true Prost Brewing
; an amber-bodied altbier ($4.50) with toasty malt sweetness pairs well with our food. The 1/2 & 1/2 Schnitzel ($14.25) brings breaded pork and chicken for the indecisive, crisp and hearty, with side of doughy spätzle and salad. I resist ordering Hoppel Poppel for its cute name, electing for another new plate with a fun name: Schmorkohl ($12). It begins as a vegetarian dish of caraway seed-flecked green cabbage and red potatoes drizzled with addictive “quark,” an herbed sour cream-like dressing. But brat bites are only $2 extra, for a more substantial hash.