Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall delivers food as flavorful as its beers

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Hungarian bratwurst alongside roasted cauliflower, cider marrow beans, wheat toast and romesco sauce.
    
    
    See photos: Urban Chestnut Serves Delicious Eats as well as Craft Beer in The Grove
Hungarian bratwurst alongside roasted cauliflower, cider marrow beans, wheat toast and romesco sauce.

See photos: Urban Chestnut Serves Delicious Eats as well as Craft Beer in The Grove

Jennifer Silverberg

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall delivers food as flavorful as its beers

4465 Manchester Avenue; 314-222-0143. Kitchen hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., Sun.

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall
Brandade beignets...$9
"Strammer Max"...$14
Hungarian bratwurst board...$14

Urban Chestnut has reinvented the classic German bierhall for its mammoth Grove brewery. As a local craft-brewing institution, patrons come to the facility, first and foremost, for the beer, though the food gives the suds a run for their money. Chef Andrew Fair draws upon his German heritage and time living in Europe to create a menu of traditional German cuisine that has been updated so as not to be a caricature. Offerings consist of small plates, sandwiches and wurst boards with highlights such as salt cod brandade beignets, and dumplings of the moment. The indulgent "Strammer max" sandwich is a must-try. Thinly shaved Black Forest ham, luscious Comté cheese and an over-easy farm egg are piled atop butter rye bread for a German version of a croque madame. Urban Chestnut features a selection of excellent G&W sausage served with rotating side dishes such as marrow beans and sauerkraut. It's the ideal food for a day of drinking.

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See photos: Urban Chestnut Serves Delicious Eats as well as Craft Beer in The Grove

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Cheryl Baehr

Cheryl Baehr is the dining editor and restaurant critic for the Riverfront Times and an international woman of mystery. Follow her on the socials at @cherylabaehr
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