WHAT’S NEW?: Bronwyn restaurant opens shop

bronwynBathing suit season is on the horizon, but most Somervillians are currently fixated on how many sausages and pretzels they can eat in one sitting. Thankfully, the much-anticipated Bronwyn will be providing all of that and more starting this Wednesday, May 15.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Bronwyn and the flavors of my ancestral cuisine to Somerville and are really looking forward to being part of this dynamic and flourishing community,” says Chef Tim Wiechmann.

Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann – the duo behind Cambridge’s popular T.W. Food – will finally swing open the doors on their new restaurant at 255 Washington Street on Wednesday. Diners can expect Central and Eastern European dishes like hand-twisted Bavarian sausages, Foie gras knish with potato, prune and hazelnut and giant pretzels with sea salt flakes. Just dinner will be served initially, with brunch and “late-night sausages” to be added eventually. Thirsty patrons can also wash their grub down with draft or bottled beers, as well as rarely exported wines and cocktails made with Austrian and German schnapps.

But the food and drink at Bronwyn isn’t the only reason locals have been eagerly awaiting the restaurant’s opening – the décor is also something to be desired. We’re talking century-old handmade gothic chairs with velvet cushions, iron chandeliers from Tim’s German great-grandparents, and a biergarten (open seasonally) adorned with tables Tim built himself from tree stumps collected from Maine beaches.

Want to make sure you get your fair share of spätzle? Bronwyn is accepting reservations – call them to snag yours at (617) 776-9900. Dinner will be served daily from 5 to 11:30 p.m., with the bar being open until 1 a.m. The biergarten will be open until midnight, weather permitting. – Michelle Collins