German restaurant coming to square


Ready for some authentic German food? Angelika Wright is eager to meet your request.

Angelika, born and raised in Germany, plans to open Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten on the square in mid-January. The German restaurant will be in the building formerly occupied by Brazos Smokehouse.

“I want people to taste traditional German food,” Angelika said.

Ketzler’s will feature all kinds of schnitzel – which is basically pork loin with various seasonings, breaded and fried. “Some people think schnitzel is a sausage – but it’s not. It’s more similar to chicken fried steak,” she said.

The menu will also include rouladend – a rolled steak with bacon, onion and pickles; schweine braten – similar to pot roast; goulash; and all kinds of sausages.

Fresh-made German potato pancakes and sauerkraut with bacon and apples will also be featured.

For the sweet tooth, Ketzler’s will have apfelstrudel and German chocolate cupcakes.

Growing up in a German family with six kids, Angelika started working in restaurants as a teen. “I always wanted to learn the whole business, not just cooking or serving,” she said.

After visiting the United States in 1988, she decided to move here.

About four years ago, Angelika started a catering business in the Metroplex area. She also had a food tent, working outdoor festivals – and that’s how she found Granbury. Most recently, Angelika had a food truck business in Fort Worth that is now operated by her son.

Angelika said she and husband Nathan Wright really like Granbury – especially the charm of the old buildings on the square.

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