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Best Things CT: March 1, 2017

BestOfCT-03012017The 15 Most Unique (and Amazing) Restaurants in Connecticut!

“Rothbard is all about forgoing the expensive flight and bringing Germany and the rest of Europe directly to you. Expect German-favorite dishes such as currywurst, pretzels, European cheese and meats, and several types of schnitzel to cure your wanderlust without the trip. Rothbard comes highly rated and of course, serves numerous beer options to continue the German-theme.”

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Greenwich Girl: March 2017

WC-Press-GreenwhichGirl-03012017“To begin your road trip, grab some Euro-inspired food at Rothbard Ale + Larder. They are a “premiere European Gastropub” in Westport and the “sister restaurant to American-themed Walrus + Carpenter”. They draw inspiration from Alsace, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland and offer both dinner and lunch, not to mention a kids menu and wine and drink lists. Dishes on the menu include roasted oysters, rabbit poutine, escargot, bratwurst, steak frites, winter spätzle, croque madame, and so much more. You will feel as if you were traveling around Europe after a visit to Rothbard Ale + Larder, so obviously, you have to pay them a visit!”

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Westchester Magazine: December 30, 2016

westchestermag-12302016“Okay, it’s not technically Westchester, but it’s worth the drive to Westport for the revamped German food at Rothbard Ale + Larder. Don’t miss the käsespätzle – a skillet of tiny dumplings, coated in a Gouda-gruyere cheese sauce and topped with buttery breadcrumbs. It’s up there with the best mac ‘n’ cheese we’ve ever had.”

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CTbites: December 13, 2016

ctbites-12292015Listed as a “10 Must Drink Cold Weather Cocktails in Fairfield County”

“I searched for a sangria addition that would be to my liking but none fit the bill until I went to Rothbard. The wine is heated with an array of spices and is then spiked with brandy, a little O.J. to sweeten it up, and a Stroh 160 floater (an Austrian rum) that’s briefly set on fire. It’s not served boiling hot, but it’s perfect for those chilly nights.”

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Greenwich Time: October 10, 2016

greenwichtime-10102016“Choosing the top 100 restaurants was a challenge. CTBites’ goal was to provide a diverse view of cuisine in our region. An initial list of about 200 restaurants suggested by contributors provided a starting point. After a series of rankings and discussions, additional visits and cups of coffee, the list was whittled down to 100 options.

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The Hour: October 5, 2016

thehour-10052016With its German accent, Rothbard in Westport is pretty much in Oktoberfest mode year round. They did have a special event one night, but you can get an authentic experience any time. They’ve always got the schnitzel, sausages, and sauerbraten along with a great selection of beers. Declare your own Oktoberfest anytime the mood strikes and head on over.

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The Hour: September 14, 2016

thehour-09142016“There’s a new place in Westport that makes schnitzel, just like it’s made in Austria. Let’s meet there for dinner,” said our friend Robert, whose travels across Europe have given him a taste for hard-to-find Wiener Schnitzel.

We met the following week at Rothbard (, a Rathskeller-style restaurant with brick walls, high windows, and a beamed ceiling at 90 Post Road East. The plate-covering schnitzel — pounded thin, lightly breaded, sautéed tender and golden brown with crispy darker edges — was delicious.

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CTbites: September 9, 2016

wc-press-ctbites-09092016The 9th edition of this meat-and-music-centric fair featured grilled and smoked food from area restaurants and food trucks but the real action was at the CTbites Demo Tent where 5 chefs rocked it out and dished out crowd pleasing, meat-heavy samples.

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WestportNow: Sept 3, 2016

wc-press-westportnow-09032016-150“Joe Farrell, co-owner of Westport’s Rothbard Ale + Larder, a rathskeller restaurant in the basement of the old Westport Town Hall, serves up a warm pretzel today to a customer at the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival. A large variety of foods were available in the Westport Library parking lot, in addition to play activities and music.”

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