The Pretzels at the Standard Biergarten are Simply Ginormous
That, my friends, is a pretzel. And yes, it's from The Standard Hotel New York's Biergarten underneath The High Line.
Since the place is totally packed to the hilt almost any day that it's not storming or blustery cold, we've been avoiding having to charge the mob for a bite of the place's sausage. Until last night. After the World Cup matches ended and before the dinner hour, we took some time to take in the Standard Biergarten, and scarf down this pretzel, larger than our head by a longshot.
The Biergarten is no slouch when it comes to being authentic German. In addition to serving up the likes of currywurst and a variety of brews aus dem Vaterland, they've even taken care to get the details just so; for example, notice the Bitburger beer placemat underneath our pretzel.
The scene last night
What's more is that the Biergarten has adopted the traditional payment systems of biergartens and beer festivals in Germany: tickets. When you enter, you'll first encounter a ticket booth where you guesstimate how many tickets you'll need for all your beer guzzling, pretzel chomping and currywurst...currywursting. This way, there's no dealing with sweaty cash later on when you're jonesing for a second go at those pretzels.