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Heavy Hitters

Why wait till it’s cold? Any drop in temperature, however slight, is a good excuse to tuck into the hearty cooking you avoided all summer.

  1. 1. Café d’Alsace

    1695 Second Ave., at 88th St.; 212-722-5133

    A faithfully robust choucroute garnie and 118-bottle collection of beer curated by a resident “beer sommelier.”

  2. 2. Blaue Gans

    139 Duane St., nr. W. Broadway; 212-571-8880

    Kurt Gutenbrunner’s wirtshaus celebrates Oktoberfest through the 15th with giant homemade pretzels, excellent German beers, and various sausages and strudels.

  3. 3. Trestle on Tenth

    242 Tenth Ave., at 24th St.; 212-645-5659

    Swiss farm boy Ralf Kuettel’s diet-be-damned menu is chock-full of trencherman plates like pork-shoulder crépinettes and roast lamb saddle with bacon sauce.

  4. 4. Koliba

    31-11 23rd Ave., Astoria; 718-626-0430

    Enormous planks of chicken schnitzel, goulash served with sliced-bread “dumplings,” spaetzle in a tangy sheep’s-milk sauce—it’s not the lightest cuisine. Which is where a nice, palate-cleansing Czech pilsner comes in.


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