My wife and I were on our way home from the beach and decided to stop for dinner at the East Side Restaurant, which I remember from 30+ years ago as a fairly authentic ethnic German restaurant. Unfortunately what we found was a far cry from the food I remebered. The dining rooms have changed and it has the appearance of a party place with a few of the old Bavarian pictures etc.
The beer was good: I had a Spaten "Optimator" "Mass" (1 liter glass mug, Mass translates into a measure) and my wife had a glass of Weizen (wheat) beer, both from Munich, and served at the right temperature. Now to the food: we both ordered Wiener Schnitzel; it came with a fried egg on top (so described on the menu but normally found on a Schnitzel "Holstein"). It was a pork Schnitzel rather than veal; the waitress remarked "all or Schnitzels are pork". It was edible and large as are all their portions, but totally lacked taste and delicacy of a real Wiener Schnitzel. The only thing better than average were a couple of appetizers served, a cottage cheese laced with horseradish and a fresh cole slaw with sweet and sour dressing; the apple pie dessert was also well done with not fully soft, tasty apples. The rest of the meal was not worth the eating and calories. We finished our beer, amused ourselves by watching severeal parties having a good time over many beers, and enjoyed the music of the strolling accordeonist, who seemed to know every old German, Italian and French tune that has been sung after too much wine, Schnaps or beer. He made the evening bearable.