By Jessica Mozo
In Johnson City, you can feast on authentic German cuisine any day of the week without even boarding a plane. Freiberg’s German Restaurant (named for a little town in the Saxon region of eastern Germany) is an unusual find in Tennessee with a charming downtown location and live accordion music on weekends.
The eatery is most famous for bratwurst, and you can get it in original, smoked or cheddar varieties accompanied by sauerkraut, German potato salad and a roll. True brat lovers can order up the Bratwurst Platte Sampler and get a taste of all three flavors.
Potato lovers are also in seventh heaven at Freiberg’s – you can eat them mashed (Kartoffelbrei), pan-fried with onions and bacon (Bratkartoffeln), or try the Saxon potato skins (Kartoffelhaut aus Sachsen), which are stuffed with cream cheese and spinach dip, smothered with Swiss cheese and baked to a golden brown.
Find more about the restaurant at www.eatbrats.com.