Both The Irish And Germans Enjoy Beer, Fun At Checkers Old Munchen

Both The Irish And Germans Enjoy Beer, Fun At Checkers Old Munchen

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

Yes, yes, we know, Checkers Old Munchen is a German restaurant. So why are we telling you about St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish holiday?

Because having fun and drinking beer are two things that both the Germans and Irish feel are important!

So here’s some history behind some of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions, according to USA Today.

1) St. Patrick

St. Patrick was a British nobleman kidnapped by Irish pirates at the age of 16. He was an atheist early in his life but discovered his faith while enslaved in Ireland. After 17 years as a slave, he escaped Ireland, but returned to Ireland as a missionary.

2. Parades

St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday, but Irish Americans made it into a celebration with

banquets at clubs in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. New York City hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1762.

3. Shamrocks

Legend has it that St. Patrick used a three-leaf clover, or shamrock, to the three-leaved explain the Christian Holy Trinity.

As early as the 17th century, people wore shamrocks on their coats and closed the day by “drowning the shamrock” — placing it in a glass of whiskey before drinking it.

4. Drinking Guinness

On a typical day, Americans drink about 600,000 pints of the Dublin-based Guinness, but that increases to about 3 million pints on St. Patrick’s Day, the company said. And that’s just part of the 13 million pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide during this year’s holiday, the company said.

5. Leprechauns

Leprechauns come from Irish folklore. They were first mentioned in literature in the 8th century, coming from the word luchorpán, meaning “little body.”

6. Corned beef and cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage was popularized as a meal among Irish Americans because many Irish Americans in the 19th century were poor, and oth corned beef and cabbage were very affordable.

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Sign Up Now For Checkers Old Munchen Oktoberfest Trip

Sign Up Now For Checkers Old Munchen Oktoberfest Trip

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

It may still be winter — or if you’d like to believe it, maybe just barely spring — but time is short to sign up for Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant Pompano’s trip to Oktoberfest next fall in Germany!

Airlines are expected to increase prices in March, so make sure you book soon — very soon. Send your booking form in to Robin at Best of Europe ( as soon as possible so she can secure your place on the tour and experience the original Oktoberfest and all of its German traditions.

The $2,499 tour includes seven nights in four-star hotels as well as a breakfast buffet each day, touring in a luxury air-conditioned motorcoach, welcome and farewell dinners with drinks, and all hotels and porters.  Airfare is not included.

The tour includes not only Oktoberfest in Munich but also visits to the Muenchen Bayern soccer stadium and Neuschwanstein castle as well as the beautiful alpine scenery around Salzburg and Innsbruck. Here’s the agenda:

Saturday, September 22  Depart USA, Ft Lauderdale for your flight to Munich, Germany.

Sunday, September 23 – Arrive in Munich, Robin will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Salzburg. After check-in Free time in the historic Old Town for lunch, sightseeing, shopping. This evening enjoy the welcome drink and dinner with drinks.       Salzburg, Hotel Huberteshof.

Monday, September 24 – After breakfast explore this city, founded in the 9th century, with our Local expert Guide in the historic Old Town, the Guided City Tour also takes in some of the sights from” The Sound of Music”. Then free time for lunch and shopping   This afternoon maybe join the Optional for an exciting drive into the mountains to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

Tuesday, September 25 – Today a beautiful drive to Innsbruck Capital of the Tirol. The Guided City tour includes the Golden Roof and Olympic Ski-jump. Then free time for lunch, exploring, shopping. This evening maybe join an Optional Tyrolean Evening, Dinner with drinks and show. A fun evening of Yodeling, Alphorn blowing, Alpine Dances and much more!       Innsbruck Hotel Central.

Wednesday, September 26 – We drive into Germany to Neuschwanstein to visit this fairytale castle built by the so-called Mad King Ludwig, horse and carriage transport up to, and down from the castle. Then on to visit the typical Bavarian village of Oberammergau, famous for the Passion play, which is held here every ten years, also famous for its painted houses.  Dinner in our Hotel.

Thursday, September 27 – Today we head to Munich.  After hotel check-in visit the Historic Centre  of the Old Town. Free time for shopping sightseeing maybe an early visit to the Hofbrauhaus. This afternoon we go to the World-Famous OKTOBERFEST, Dinner Drinks, oompah music and an amazing festive atmosphere in the PAULANER tent. Holiday Inn

Friday, September 28 – Our City tour includes the Olympic Park, the BMW building and ending at the Marienplatz to see the famous Glockenspiel. Free time before we go again to the fair grounds of Oktoberfest to enjoy an afternoon visit and maybe take in a different beer tent for dinner.

Saturday, September 29 – North of Munich we come to the spectacular Soccer Stadium home of Munchen Bayern Soccer team. We have a guided tour and visit of this amazing stadium. It has a shopping complex, Restaurants, even a Kindergarten! Its illumination system is the first of its kind. Our Farewell dinner is in a very special restaurant, just off the Marienplatz, with drinks and music.

Sunday, September 30 – After breakfast it’s Aufwiedersehen Germany! Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the USA.

Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich will officially begin on Saturday, September 22nd with opening ceremonies in the Schottenhamel. At noon, the Mayor of Munich will tap the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. Visitors often arrive by 9 am to secure good seats at the festival. Oktoberfest will run until October 7.

Book today so you don’t miss out!

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Olympians Celebrate With Beer

Olympians Celebrate With Beer

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

There’s no better way to celebrate a victory than by raising a stein at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant Pompano.

At this year’s Winter Olympics, some of the athletes chose an interesting beverage to help them recover from the rigors of competing: non-alcoholic beers.

The trend of drinking nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers emerged out of Bavaria, according to  National Public Radio (NPR). Beers from some popular Bavarian brewers were available to athletes in the Olympic Village in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Beer contains plant-derived compounds called phenols, which lower inflammation and have antiviral properties that reduce the risk of sickness, according to David Nieman of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina

Nieman and the University of Munich’s Johannes Scherr studied the effects of beer on marathon runners, who drank 1.5 liters of nonalcoholic beer a day. The researchers found that the athletes had a reduced risk of upper respiratory infection.

And  2013 study found that having athletes drink reduced-alcohol beer with added electrolytes allowed them to retain more fluids and stay hydrated.

Some of the breweries are adding electrolytes to their sports beers, and electrolytes are often added to sports recovery drinks as well.

Alcohol is often removed from beer by applying heat and creating a vacuum to cook off the alcohol. Other brewers use reverse osmosis to remove alcohol, then re-carbonate the beer.

So should Olympic athletes consider drinking non-alcoholic beer as a recovery drink? Not only do low-alcohol beers have up to 50 extra healthy plant-derived compounds (phenols), drinking beer is also a universal way for people to celebrate and socialize.

So whether you’re in an Olympic Village or at Checkers Old Munchen, there’s no better way to get together with friends and celebrate than to enjoy a beer. And Checkers Old Munchen has so many wonderful choices, you’ll be looking for good excuses to celebrate!

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