Dispatches From Dave: Brauhaus Schmitz

Although I wasn’t exactly feeling the lack of a German beer hall in my eating-out portfolio, I loved the new Brauhaus Schmitz from wife/husband owners Kelly Schmitz and Doug Hager. Drank a wonderfully smoky Hecht Schlenferla Rauchbier, which was dark and lively, and ate bratwurst and apple sauce. Looking forward to more of chef Jeremy Nolans’ flavorful food — next up for me is the spicy slow–cooked sauerbraten.

718 South Street; 267-909-8814; brauhausschmitz.com.