Best of Denver

Five best restaurants for a schnitzel fix

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2. Helga's German Restaurant & Deli (14197 East Exposition Avenue, Aurora) If you really have a hankering for German food -- and I mean, really - head to Helga's German Restaurant & Deli in Aurora, where you can win dinner for four by finishing a four-course meal plus a drink. Sound easy? It's not, considering that the entrée has to be the Rheinland Platter, with two kinds of schnitzel, bratwurst and two sides such as spaetzle and sauerkraut, not to mention an appetizer, soup or salad, torte for dessert and two liters of beer. The menu looks daunting -- German food isn't exactly light, after all -- but one or two brave souls usually manage to polish it off every month.
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Gretchen Kurtz has worked as a writer for 25 years; during that time she's stomped grapes in Napa, eaten b'stilla in Fez, and baked with Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss. Her work has appeared in publications including Boulevard (Paris), Diversion, the New York Times and Westword. Our restaurant critic since 2012, she loves helping you decide where to eat and drink tonight.
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