The World Cup Is Over But German Food And Culture Live On

The World Cup Is Over But German Food And Culture Live On

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

World Cup soccer is over for this tournament, and Germany bowed out earlier than expected. But German food at Checkers Old Munchen restaurant in Pompano Beach never disappoints.

Niko Kovac, the new coach of Bayern Munich, had plenty of criticism for German soccer ESPN reported recently. He said earlier this month that German soccer players lack “flair.” He also said that youth development of soccer players in Germany was insufficient.

Kovac took over after Jupp Heynckes retired at the end of last season.

“In [German] youth development, more attention should be paid to the fact that football needs artists as well as craftsmen and workhorses,” Kovac said.

He said in South America and the Mediterranean there are “still street footballers who enjoy playing for the crowd or making fun of an opponent” but “in Germany, that’s something that, too often, you are taught not to do.”

The Germans were done in Russia with a 2-0 loss to South Korea. The Germans ended group play as the last-place team in Group F.

It might be a long four years before you can cheer on Germany in World Cup soccer again, but that doesn’t meant that you can’t enjoy German food and culture.

One of the best ways to embrace German culture is to go to Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano and enjoy wonderful, authentic German food like their house specialty Wienershnitzels and Wurstplatte.

 And make sure you leave room for dessert. You can enjoy authentic German favorites like omemade apple strudel, Black Forest cake, German Chocolate Cake, Kelly’s Raspberry Sponge Cake and pineapple upside down cake.

And wash down your meal with one of the rotating beers on draught. Pilsners, lagers, darks, IPAs — there’s something for everyone at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach. Stop in today and enjoy a great, authentic German meal.

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There’s Lots To Do In Pompano After You Eat German Food

There’s Lots To Do In Pompano After You Eat German Food

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

After you have delicious German food at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach, there is a lot more to explore in the area, thanks to recent improvements spurred by bad weather 13 years ago.

Pompano Beach has been rebuilding since Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005, but improvements are many.

A 150-room hotel is being built on what was a parking lot, and it is the first to be built in the beachside redevelopment area owned by the city in 52 years, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The City of Pompano Beach has opened a visitor center with helpful staff to answer tourists’ questions seven days a week. Two beachside buildings will hold restaurants and retail space. A parking garage with iconic large sails opened in June 2016.

An artificial diving reef and water taxi also have been added to the beachfront.

“We want to appeal to everybody, whether they want to spend $10 to $15 a person or $40 to $50 a person when they come to Pompano Beach,” said area developer Tim Hernandez.

The eight-year improvement has cost the city $50 million.

Also in the works is the replacement of the city’s pier with one  shaped like a fish,  expected to be finished by early next year.

The city has already attracted the notice of websites such as Expedia and TripAdvisor. Money magazine last month put it at No. 1 among “Best U.S. Beach Vacations,” per the Sun Sentinel.

There is also more public art showing up around Pompano Beach.

Benches depicting fish and also a mural for the city’s art venue, Bailey Contemporary Arts, have been approved by the city council.

Fort Lauderdale artist Fabio Goncalvez will paint the mural, which will show show a young boy playing a guitar. The artist has already installed works in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Lake Worth.

The city will pay Goncalvez $1,500 for the mural.

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Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant Gets Top Reviews

Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant Gets Top Reviews

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

Wondering what kind of an experience you’ll have if you visit Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach?

Many people who want to try a new restaurant turn to Yelp! for recommendations — it’s like asking a friend for a recommendation!

craft beer seal of approvalHere are some excerpts from a Yelp! review for Checkers Old Munchen.

Cleveland B. of Hollywood, Florida writes:

“Having a meal at CHECKERS OLD MUNCHEN is a multifaceted experience with so many rewarding aspects. It starts with a great atmosphere. It feels comfortable and homey, while also transmitting the understanding that you’re in an established, critically-acclaimed restaurant with a fierce, loyal clientele.

“The quality and integrity of ownership and staff maintains a high-altitude standard of operation. That produces a lofty sincerity from customers who wouldn’t even consider a competitor in a pinch.

“I write from experience as I’ve been taken to CHECKERS OLD MUNCHEN for a decade of birthday dinners for the best German food and service available anywhere, which is always enjoyed in the perfect atmosphere and setting.  It’s well worth the trip if you don’t live in Pompano.

“It’s clearly no stretch to honestly write that everything at CHECKERS OLD MUNCHEN is the best ever experienced for that particular item.  This has been consistent in the dozens of meals that I’ve enjoyed there.  Every bite tastes like a great German cook invited honored guests for dinner and painstakingly prepared a homemade meal, paying great attention to detail and presentation.

“It’s staggering how well everything is done here – but some of the secret is really no secret at all; (owner Mat) MOORE obviously purchases the finest raw ingredients.

“The recipes all seem like family treasures with a seasoning process that makes the food distinct and pleasurably flavorful beyond description.

“MOORE knows how to put his personality and spin on his restaurant, without compromising the authenticity of anything.  The tradition of true, authentic German cuisine is definitely honored and adhered to.”

Find more Yelp! reviews of Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach here.

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Checkers Old Munchen

2209 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Pompano Beach, FL