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Stephen Starr's Pop-Up Series Wraps Up With German Flair



    Much like the squeaky wheel getting the oil, the tweeting chef gets the pop-up dinner.

    Rounding out the third and final of Stephen Starr's Pop-up Dinner Series at the Continental Mid-Town, Scott Schroeder -- who claims to be a German cook by last name only -- took a couple nights off from SPTR Tuesday and Wednesday to host an evening of bratwurst, beer and other German delights.

    When asked how he got the gig, he offered up unapologetically, "Twitter...well, that and a drunken email I sent [to Ashley Primis] from a baseball game."

    Running only two nights the event was a food and drink free-for-all limited only by your appetite and ability to hold your liquor. On the grill, local wurst varieties from Fox Chase meatmonger Rieker's Prime Meats, including Bavarian beer wurst, knockwurst and Oktoberfest bratwurst. 

    If you didn't have a thirst for the wurst, there's grilled trout with a creamy dill sauce, as well as a buffet complete with hand-rolled pretzels, sauerbraten (braised brisket), pork belly with sauerkraut, apples and beer, German potato salad, pickled beets and chicken with bread dumplings.

    To wash down the smorgasbord, there was a three-hour supply of local craft brewery Oktoberfest offerings (Flying Fish, Stoudt's, and Sly Fox), marzens and wiesens (Manayunk Brewing Co. and Victory), and Paulaner for the purists.

    At $45, it was the cheapest and closest you'll get to Munich without having to jump on a plane.

    Pop-Up Restaurant Series Featuring Scott Schroeder
    Continental Mid-Town
    1801 Chestnut Street