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Scarf for Scharf’s set for July 30

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant, 34 S. Crossman St., Buffalo is holding a “Scarf for Scharf’s” dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. July 30 to try to keep the restaurant from going out of business.

For a $15 donation, eaters can participate in a “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” countdown and enjoy a buffet that includes German potato salad, bratwurst and sauerkraut. The first 30 people in support will receive a souvenir “Scarf for Scharf’s” beer stein, which will make you feel both cultured and a sophisticated beer drinker around the house.

Scharf’s, a local business founded in 1967, is one of the few remaining examples of German culture residing in the Schiller Park area of the East Side. The event’s press release reads:

In addition to to Scharf’s robust German food menu, it also offers a wide variety of German beers including Lowenbrau, Spaten and Paulaner Hefeweizen.

The restaurant’s Yelp reviews are largely positive—it averages four stars from its nine reviews—extolling the “fresh, hot, lightly buttery, and a good half inch thick” potato pancakes (Jamie B.) and 20 oz. German beers for $3.75 (Luke M.)

(Four potato pancakes, $7.75).

You can interact with the movement to “save Scharf’s” through the Twitter account @SaveScharfs. Here are more photos of the food (with captions) and a video at the bottom.

(Bratwurst with German potato salad and sauerkraut, $7.50)

(Rouladen—rolled steak with noodles, $7.50)

(Schnitzel fingers, $4.95)

TAGGED: german food, german restaurants buffalo, scarf for scarf's, scharf's schiller park, yelp

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  1. Jan Harszlak July 30, 2012 @ 11:29am

    C’mon folks!  I love their potato pancakes—and the people.  We can’t let this place die—it’s time to help out a small business (and perhaps plesantly pad your waistline a little, too!) 

    Visit Scharf’s, and if you can, support Scarf’s for Scharf’s!

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  2. Jan Harszlak July 30, 2012 @ 11:34am

    PS:  By the way,  I don’t know these people personally; my positive comment is totally unsolicited.  I just love their comfort food, and think everyone should give the place a try. Hopefully, we can help to save this wonderful, small business.

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