Slideshow: Feasting Bavarian-Style at Bronwyn in Somerville

Schmaltz ($7)
Schmaltz ($7)

Yup, that's a bowl of fat—specifically, chicken and pork—crowned with a particularly crackly crackin'. Spread it on the hearty seeded rye and load on the tangy pickled onions and cukes.

Giant Haus Bretzel ($7)
Giant Haus Bretzel ($7)

It's not easy to come by a great fresh-baked pretzel. This one arrives warm, with a fluffy but chewy crumb; a rich, dark (but not bitter) crust; and a ramekin of creamy horseradish mustard. The size makes it a great first bite for sharing.

Reibekuchen ($9)
Reibekuchen ($9)

These potato-horseradish pancakes are well-bronzed, but far more delicate than most versions. Silky pear purée replaces the usual applesauce.

Thuringia Pickled Eggs ($5)
Thuringia Pickled Eggs ($5)

If you like really pickle-y pickled eggs, these are for you. Between the brine and the Dijon, these are on the sharp side.

Blutnudeln ($21)
Blutnudeln ($21)

A must-order: gorgeously chewy hand-cut noodles that get their blush from (as the names suggests) blood. A silky pork belly ragu, creamy delicata squash pieces, and a minty-dill-y herb purée are in tow.

Giant Haxe ($30)
Giant Haxe ($30)

Holy cow. Or pig, rather. This is a two-pound, skin-on, beer-braised pork shank that falls into silky hunks if you even point a fork at it. Roasted potatoes, caramelized apples, sauerkraut, and great mustard complete the package. Enough for at least a pair of serious eaters.

Spätzle ($19)
Spätzle ($19)

I could eat this dish every day: deeply browned pasta nuggets dressed up with roasted baby brussels sprouts, chard, and rich Comté.

Mini Wurst Plate ($12)
Mini Wurst Plate ($12)

There's nothing mini about this serving—frankly, it's a steal for the price. A pair of sausages, a smooth veal-pork bratwurst, and a coarse-but-light-textured slab of bierwurst spiced up with paprika, grilled bread, roasted potatoes, sauerkraut, and two types of mustard.

Apfeltorta ($9)
Apfeltorta ($9)

A lemony, not-too-sweet cake with apples two ways—grated and thin-sliced—currants, and tangy crème fraîche.