Pǖtz is a neighborhood brewery-restaurant in the Belgian Quarter, near the university. It’s a small, non-touristy place where locals come for a good meal and a glass of delicious Kölsch, and consequently it’s more “authentic” than the larger brewery-restaurants in the Altstadt, and less expensive. The food is all traditional Kölner fare: herring filets (in cream or freshly marinated) with fried or boiled parsley potatoes and onions; homemade goulasch with brown bread; Himmel und Ād (mashed potatoes and applesauce with blood sausage and fried onions); or Mettwurst, a smoked, mince pork sausage. The atmosphere is unfussy, with wooden tables and brick walls: very real and very good value.
- Frommer's Staff