By Dora Walters:
So, you’re spending the weekend in the North Georgia mountains and you have a yen for some bratwurst or sauerkraut… don’t panic. You don’t have to drive to Atlanta. Just head for 204 West Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge where you will find the Alpine Deli.
The German-style deli was opened in early 2016 by Alfred Fehrmann from Germany, a chef, and a descendent of a long line of restauranteurs as well as famed sausage makers.
The menu features a variety of Boars Head meats served with a hearty potato salad or sauerkraut. Consider selecting the red cabbage. It has an awesome flavor.
Save some room for dessert which Fehrmann creates. The German Creme brûlée is one of his favorites. He describes it as having a more cake like consistency. The Apple Strudel is always a winner, too.
A wide variety of imported products such as spicy mustards and German noodles are also found at Alpine Deli.
Located in a former branch bank building, Ferhmann redesigned it creating a cozy and efficient operation. In addition, he constructed an outdoor dining area overlooking the street across from the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
A terrific plus for the deli is the private parking area.
The Alpline Deli is open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
204 West Main Street