Eat This Now: Massive Pretzels at the Standard Beer Garden


Ed Levine, meet giant pretzel. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Nothing says Oktoberfest like a German guy running up to you with a giant pretzel.

That's what happened when Ed stopped by the Standard Hotel, where Kurt Gutenbrunner (of Wallse) is running the food program at the Standard Beer Garden. "You've got to try this!"

Sold at the Beer Garden and at Blaue Gans for $7 each, these behemoths fall somewhere between soft pretzel and fresh baguette—crusty on the outside, with a bready crumb, yeasty and salty and malty all at once. We couldn't think of a better bar snack. Just please don't try to finish one off yourself. No matter how many beers you've put back.

Standard Beer Garden

848 Washington Street, New York NY 10014 (map) 212-645-4646