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Schnapps Bar, Stammtisch, Sausage & Beer: New Restaurant Promises L.A.'s First Authentic Austrian Dining

Chef Bernhard Mairinger of BierBeisl, opening Feb. 27 (Photo courtesy BierBeisl)
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Quick: Name your top three favorite Austrian eats. Errr...schnitzel? Um...does beer count? If you are curious about Austrian cuisine, an expat, or an expert, BierBeisl, a new restaurant opening up promises to be "the first and only Authentic Austrian restaurant in Los Angeles."Former Patina Restaurant Chef de Cuisine Bernhard Mairinger is the young (he's 27) mind and culinary force behind BierBeisl, and the menu, we're told, will feature Mairinger’s modern interpretation of traditional Austrian fare using ingredients made exclusively for the restaurant and/or imported from Austria. Yes, that means schnitzel...and more.

The restaurant will offer Sausage & Beer tastings, where the meats are paired with fine Austrian brews. You can dine at the "Stammtisch," which is a communal table and Austrian dining tradition and a chance to not just make new friends, but get special treats from the chef.

And there will be a Schnapps Bar--something BierBeisl addresses on their site:

Many people have asked us why we would have a Schnapps Bar - and the answer is you have never had Austrian Schnapps. An Eau de Vie produced from only the finest fruits harvested by Austrian farmers, keeping an old family tradition from being forgotten. Trust us, you’ll love it. (We’ll be more than happy to call you a taxi after dinner.)
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For dessert, we're assured plenty of chocolate. And vegan and veggie diners, there will be a number of offerings on the dessert menu, too.

Psst: If you wear your lederhosen, the first drink is on the house.

BierBeisl is slated to open February 27.