Since its founding in 1999, Dempsey’s has become a Watertown institution. This family business is famous for its pizza and European-inspired menu. This month, owner Sean Dempsey, son of founders Bill and Lyne, shares two of the eatery’s signature offerings, perfect for serving to holiday guests.

Sassy Lass


oz. Sour Apple Pucker

0.5 oz. Peachtree Schapps

1 oz. Bacardi Razz

Orange juice

Cranberry juice


In glass with ice, add Pucker, then schnapps, then Bacardi,

Finish with orange juice and cranberry juice. 

Sean Dempsey
Owner/Executive Chef

“When you’re in Germany or Austria, every place you go has schnitzel. It’s so delicious. It’s like their cheeseburger. Plus, it’s a warm, inviting, easy home-cooked meal.”



1 lb Boneless pork loin

Italian seasoning

Hungarian paprika

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

Panko or breadcrumbs

1 Egg

1/2 C Whole milk

1 C Unbleached flour

4 oz Unsalted butter

1 Lemon


Filet fat cap and side fat from pork loin.

Cut into 5 oz filets.

Use a meat mallet and lightly tenderize pork filets until they double in size.

In three separate bowls put flour, egg wash (egg and milk), and panko (mixed with seasonings).

Dip pork into flour, then egg wash, then breadcrumbs.

Melt butter in saute pan.

Add pork fillets and cook for roughly two minutes per side, until golden brown.

Place on paper towel to remove excess butter.

Serve with lemon wedge.

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