Food Critics Give Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant Three Thumbs Up

Food Critics Give Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant Three Thumbs Up

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

A panel of three restaurant critics gave Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano three thumbs up in their reviews aired on the local PBS show “Check Please! South Florida,” Season 15, Episode 9.

Check, Please! South Florida is a weekly half-hour series hosted by chef Michelle Bernstein that gives amateur foodies the opportunity to review, rate and celebrate their favorite local restaurants.You can watch the video of the broadcast here.

The three amateur critics all agreed that their food at Checkers Old Munchen was flavorful and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Matthew Moore, owner of the restaurant, explained that his uncle was a chef in Munich, and when he returned to the United States he wanted to open an authentic German restaurant with the motto, “There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met yet.

As for the authenticity of the food, “They’re all his recipes,” Moore said.

Matthew Bourie, a real estate agent who was making a return trip to the restaurant, said, “Everything I have ever had there has been fantastic.”

On this trip, he enjoyed the Jagerschnitzel (a pork cutlet dish) along with spaetzle (dumplings) and cucumber salad. He also enjoyed the potato dumplings and warm potato salad.

Bourie also said that he and his girlfriend were part of the beer Boot Tour, a challenge to try all of the 30 German beers available at Checkers Old Munchen, but so far had only gotten through five. Beers are served in a one-liter boot, and guests who try all 30 get their name on a plaque on the restaurant’s wall of beer steins.

Bourie recommended having reservations or getting to the restaurant early for dinner.

Bill Brown, a retired submarine salesman, said he was born in Germany so has a taste for German food. He chose the grilled tuna salad, and also shared a sampler platter that included sausages and potato pancakes with the table.

Bourie called the potato pancakes “my favorite,” and Brown noted that they were “moist inside and very flavorful.”

For dessert, Brown tried a trifecta of German pastries, the Black Forest cake was “moist with not too much sugar,” the pineapple upside down cake and the apple strudel. Of the strudel, he said, “This is the place to get it.”

Diana Lechter, a homemaker, had the stuffed cabbage. She said the filling was “moist and delicate” and “the flavor was unbelievable.”

Of the decor, she said, “It took me to Germany. It was very authentic.”

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Beer In A Box Is The Latest Trend

Beer In A Box Is The Latest Trend

Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

There’s nothing that compares to having a Bavarian brew straight from the tap at Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant in Pompano.

But the newest trend for drinking beer at home is an unusual one — beer in a box.

Wine in a box has been a thing for years. The wine is encased inside a plastic bag that’s inside a box with a spout. As the wine is dispensed, the bag collapses so no air is trapped inside, keeping it fresh. But one big difference is that wine is not carbonated so it can’t go flat.

Now a Colorado brewery plans to put beer in the same kind of dispenser.

But the catch is that Primitive Beer in Longmont will serve un-carbonated sour lambic-style ales in 1.5-liter bag-in-boxes, and because their ales are meant to be flat, they’re more conducive to the bag-in-box packaging, Fox News reported.

If you prefer your beer carbonated – and freshly poured – Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant has the following varieties on tap:

Warsteiner – The best-selling German beer in the world is a pilsner style beer with a smooth, rich, full bodied taste.

Bitburger – Full-bodied and light, it draws on 200 years’ experience and is brewed according to the German Purity Law.

Kostritzer – A dark, medium bodied lager with malt character and a surprisingly smooth and clean finish.

Franziskaner – A wheat beer with citrus, banana aromas that offers a smooth finish with fruity notes.

Spaten Optimator – At 7.2 percent, the flavor is rich and malty with a hint of sweetness and chocolate.

Spaten Oktoberfest – Created in 1872, amber in color and medium bodied beer has rich texture and underlying sweetness.

Checkers Old Munchen also offers many varieties of bottled beers, including lagers, pilsners, dark beers, wheat beers, double bocks and a few other choices. You can even get a beer passport and get started on trying them all.

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Germany Has Quirky Customs You Should Follow

Germany Has Quirky Customs You Should Follow

Posted on Apr 9, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

Eating at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant is a tradition anyone can get behind. But as with any country, Germany has some quirky customs and even some crazy laws that unsuspecting foreigners might run afoul of.

According to Destination Tips, these are some things you might want to keep in mind if you travel to Germany:

1. Don’t start a pillow fight

According to German law, a pillow can be regarded as a passive weapon, so you could be charged with assault. However, Berliners do like to participate in International Pillow Fight Day, so if you’re there at the right time, go for it.  But make sure you stay around to help clean up afterwards.

2. Be quiet on Sundays

Germans take Sunday as a day of rest so no noisy tasks are allowed.

3. Avoid talking about World War II

Germans tend to be very sensitive about the war, which most believe to be a huge embarrassment to their nation. It is considered extremely rude to bring up the subject, and carrying Nazi memorabilia or giving the Nazi salute is an imprisonable offense.

4. Let in the chimney sweep

It’s illegal to refuse entry to a chimney sweep, who enter without notice to sweep the soot and check for carbon monoxide emissions. All Germans pay for this service, which stems from a law drafted in the Middle Ages.

5. Use the correct form of “you”

Unless you’re talking to a close friend or a child, always use the formal address “Sie” rather than “du,” the informal pronoun.

6. Don’t sing the first verse of the national anthem

Deutschlandlied (Song of Germany) became the national anthem in 1922, and during the Nazi era only the first verse, beginning with “Germany, Germany above everything” was sung. After World War II, the third verse became the official anthem to distance the country from the Nazis.

7. Don’t run out of gas

Running out of gas on the Autobahn superhighway is dangerous and could lead to fines. There is a law against making unnecessary stops.

8. Never walk in bicycle lanes

Many German cities have pedestrian-only paths as well as bicycle lanes. Bicycle lanes are clearly demarcated by bollards, boulevards or other barriers, so it’s easy to tell which is which.

9. Don’t be late

Germans are very efficient and precise, so being late to appointments is unacceptable. Be on time or a little early.

10. Take off your shoes at the door

German homeowners will usually ask guests to remove their shoes so they don’t track in dirt. Some hosts will provide guests with house shoes.

11. Never Drink Without a Toast

It is considered bad manners to take the first sip of a German beer or other beverage without first giving a toast, which could simply be “prost” (cheers). Keeping eye contact when toasting is considered good luck.

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