On Christmas Eve, I took some out of town guests to the recently opened Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery (hoping for a festive evening of beer and German Food). First the good news: Decent and authentic German Food has returned to Manhattan. Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Spatzel, Wienerschnitzel were far above what passes for German Food in Manhattan today. But, this place was lacking any sense of a German beer hall--without music, customers or beer carriers performing balancing acts through the spacious aisles. Sadly, Paulaner has zero Gemutlichkeit--the one ingredient that could make this place a major success.