German Food Offers More Variety, Says Rick Steves

German Food Offers More Variety, Says Rick Steves

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

If you can’t travel to Germany, you’re still in luck if you live in the Pompano Beach area. You are lucky enough to have Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant right here in your own back yard. It’s a taste of Germany with a Florida twist.

But if you are able to make the trip to Germany, travel expert Rick Steves has some food recommendations for you, ABC News reported.

Steves said Germans are now taking their food as seriously as their neighbors in France do.

He said that the wonderful food is a big part of why you should travel to Germany. He says the ingredients in German food are “wonderful,” especially if the chef is using local, seasonal crops.

Food in Germany is a good value compared to prices in other places in Europe, including France, Britain and Italy. It’s easy to eat a meal for $12 or less, he said, or you can eat at a Schnellimbiss, a small fast-food takeout stand, where you can get a bratwurst or other grilled sausage for about $3.

And although traditional cuisine is still very important, there are a lot of smaller, foodie places getting creative, Steves said.

He said that immigrants are adding their influence to German food. There are also a lot of people who are getting more adventurous in their food choices.

But Steves emphasized that traditional German dishes are still extremely popular.

There are hundreds of varieties of sausages, a longtime staple of the German diet. It is popular at both sit-down restaurants and takeout stands.

Also popular are meats on the bone, like pork knuckle or shoulder, as well as schnitzel, a breaded, fried meat cutlet.

Steves also says to be on the lookout for whatever local specialty is popular I the region you’re visiting, often influenced by whatever other country is nearby.

In Berlin, “German” food can actually include sushi, Peruvian, Cuban, Thai, Georgian, Indian, Argentinian and Vietnamese cuisine.

Germans are now taking their food as seriously as their neighbors in France and beyond.

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Germany Facing Heavy Snowfall, But It’s Sunny In Pompano

Germany Facing Heavy Snowfall, But It’s Sunny In Pompano

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

Dining at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach is a great way to enjoy a taste of Germany with a much nicer winter climate.

Southern Germany and Austria are experiencing heavy snowfall and forecasters say the severe weather will last for a few more days. So far, the excessive snowfall has led to five deaths in the Alps, DW reported.

The area is expecting as much as 31 inches of fresh snow above 3,200 feet by Tuesday, with several inches also expected at lower altitudes.

Forecasters said  the risk of avalanches in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie region was “strong” (level 4 on a scale of 5) on Sunday because of fresh snowfall. Southern parts of the German state of Bavaria also expect heavy snowfalls and there have been numerous accidents and road closures.

German soldiers were called out to help with snow clearing operations, and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said they would stay “as long as needed.”

Some trains were traveling more slowly than usual because of a risk of trees falling on the tracks, and trains carrying cars through the Furka tunnel in Switzerland were suspended because of a nearby avalanche.

The weather forecast in the Pompano Beach area for the next 10 days looks much more favorable — no snow in sight. Temperatures will range from the mid-60s to upper 70s, and the chance of precipitation is less than 30 percent each day for the next two weeks.

So get out in the beautiful Florida weather and enjoy a delicious German dinner at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach. You won’t have to shovel your driveway or even put on a coat to make the trip. And if you’re thinking of taking a trip to Germany, maybe you should consider going in the summer!

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Germany Celebrates 100 Years Of The Bauhaus Movement

Germany Celebrates 100 Years Of The Bauhaus Movement

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant in Pompano is a place where you can sit back, get comfortable and enjoy great German food and beer.

Generally, when you take a seat in a restaurant or even an office chair, you don’t give the design of the chair or even of the building a second thought. But this year, Germany will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of a very influential art and design school, the Staatliches Bauhaus , commonly known as the Bauhaus.

In 1919, architect Walter Gropius opened a small school in Weimar, Germany that birthed a new aesthetic movement, Artnet reported. It combined crafts with fine arts, and was famous for its approach to design.

The school was founded with the idea of creating a “total” work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) in which all arts would be brought together. The Bauhaus style influenced art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.

This year, Germany will mark 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus with a country-wide centenary celebration. The list of special programs planned is one reason Germany is second on Lonely Planet’s ranking of best countries to visit in 2019).

Bauhaus represented an approach more than a specific style, and students specialized in incorporating artistic concepts into a range of industrial media, crafts, and manufacturing.

The Bauhaus relocated twice, once Dessau and then to Berlin in 1933, where the Nazis forced it to close, calling it a center of communist intellectualism. Many of the Bauhaus’s teachers and students fled Germany and spread the movement around the world.

Mies van der Rohe, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Walter Peterhaus and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy went to America, and in 1937, Moholy-Nagy founded the “New Bauhaus’” in Chicago.

Many exhibitions and events are planned around the country to mark the anniversary, including in all three Bauhaus cities. You can find out more at Bauhaus 100, are the result of extensive scholarly research and institutional collaboration. 

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