With the introduction of Croxley’s on West Main Street comes a new flavor to Smithtown’s international cuisine selection – the tastes of Germany.
“Each Croxley’s has its own identity,” said Chris Werle, one of five owners of the Croxley’s chain. “The identity we have for this location, because of the fact that one day when our permits come through for the biergarten, is a German biergarten theme.”
Croxley’s offers a German beer tower with six different beers, only served in half-liter and liter glasses, as well as a menu filled with sausages, Bavarian pretzels, German meatball sliders and more. The pretzels are prepared and flash frozen in Germany, and shipped to the states within two days.
“All the recipes are authentic, we get all our sausage from Schaller Weber, comes right here from Astoria – you can’t get any better quality,” Werle said.
Although Croxley’s has only been open for around four weeks, the German menu has been well received.
“At the moment I think everyone is trying out a little bit of everything,” said Croxley’s manager Alex Marques. “I haven’t seen anything at all that has been rejected. They’re all getting interested in every one of our sausages.”
This Croxley’s location isn’t solely German themed, as it also features the food and beer that made the chain well known. The Smithtown location, however, has another Croxley’s first – 80 ales and lagers on draught, the most of any of the locations.
“The beer selection is by far the biggest of all the Croxley’s but also because of the extra tap lines that we have we can get a little more crazy with some of the craft beers,” Werle said.
This selection of beers also includes the first ever Croxley’s “Drink Long Island” section, a tower full of Long Island beers.
Croxley’s addition to Smithtown came at a great time for the local beer connoisseurs as the establishment will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in November with a beer being brewed by Blue Point Brewery, featuring 20 flavors – one for each year open. Werle said he and the other owners are leaning towards west coast red ale style.