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Show your employer some love on Boss’s Day

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It’s Boss’s Day, a great day to take your boss out for a drink or a nice meal at Checkers Old Munchen to show your appreciation for everything he or she does to make your work life more productive and enjoyable. Boss’s Day is celebrated each year on Oct. 16, or if that date falls on a weekend, on the working day which is closest. The holiday was suggested in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois. Since she was working for her father, she chose his birthday as the day for the celebration of Boss’s Day. Ms. Haroski registered the designation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, then in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner officially recognized Boss’s Day in the state. Although it’s not an official government holiday across the United States, it is recognized by many as a way for employees to show their appreciation to their leaders. This day is observed not only in the United States but also in Canada, India, South Africa and Lithuania. Often, workers will sign a card or write a note to their boss expressing their appreciation. Sometimes, they will be moved to do something a little more, like include a box of chocolates. The luckiest bosses will be treated to lunch or drinks by one or more of their employees. Not every workplace encourages the celebration of Boss’s Day. Some feel that since bosses generally make more money than their employees, they shouldn’t expect employees to give them gifts. However, appreciation doesn’t have to be expensive, and saying thank you in some way is rarely a bad idea. If you do decide to show your employer some love on Boss’s Day, the ambiance at Checkers Old Muchen, a Zagat-rated restaurant, will transport you to another place and time with a vibe that is warm, welcoming and full of character. It’s a cozy escape from your normal workday and a great way to say...

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The top 10 German foods you should try

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    German food is rich and delicious, and goes far beyond bratwurst and pretzels (and beer). Here’s a list of the top 10 German foods as compiled by Expatica.com, a website for English-speaking people living abroad: Rouladen– This dish is made by wrapping thinly-sliced meat around a filling then braising it. The meat can be beef, pork or veal, and the filling might include bacon, onions pickles and mustard. Kasespatzle – These noodles are made from wheat flour and egg are often served topped with cheese.Sometimes the dough is mixed with cherries or apples liver or sauerkraut. Rote grutze – This red fruit pudding is made from black or red currants, raspberries, strawberries or cherries and served with cream or ice cream. Eintopf – Ingredients may vary for this stew, but most recipes include a broth, vegetables, potatoes and meat such as pork, beef, chicken fish. Sauerbraten – This pickled pot roast is made from meat marinated in wine, vinegar, spices and herbs for up to 10 days to make it tender. Kartoffelpuffer, Klosse and Bratkartoffeln – Potato is the main ingredient in these three dishes, which are respectively pancakes, dumplings, and potatoes that are boiled then fried with bacon and onions. Brezel – The German word for pretzel. You can’t think of German food without including a soft pretzel washed down with a good pilsner. Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte – This delicious Black Forest cake features layers of rich chocolate cake, cherries and whipped cream topped with chocolate shavings. Schnitzel and apple strudel – A schnitzel is a thin, boneless cutlet of meat coated in breadcrumbs such as a Wiener Schnitzel, which is made of veal. It’s often served with apple strudel, a pastry filled with flavored with sugar, cinnamon and raisins and topped with icing or powdered sugar. Wurst – Bratwurst is the most popular of these fried sausages made from ground pork and spices. Many of these German classics and more are available from Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. Check out the menu...

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Take a beer tour to train for International Beer Day

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  International Beer Day is set for Friday, August 4, 2018, a mere 10 months away. So why are we telling you about it now? Because you might want to get some training in before the big day by completing a beer tour at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. According to the official International Beer Day website, the brew holiday is a global celebration of beer with three goals: Gathering with friends to enjoy beer, celebrating the dedicated men and women who brew and serve beer, and bringing the world together by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures. International Beer Day, first celebrated in 2008, happens each year on the first Friday in August, and is celebrated in more than 200 cities around the world. And heads up, craft beer hipsters: Beer aficionados are not a new phenomenon. A cold (or warm) brew is a beverage that has been loved around the world for centuries. Many ancient Egyptians, for example enjoyed about 4 liters a day. Ancient Babylonia was a scary place to be a brewer; if a brewer made a bad batch, he was drowned in it. And Vikings believed that one benefit of their afterlife in Valhalla would be access to a giant goat whose udders were full of beer. Now back to the beer tour at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. If you take the tasting “tour” of more than 30 German beers, you’re sure to become an expert on the subject. On your first visit, you’ll be given a German Beer Tour Passport that lists all of the 30 varieties. Your passport will be waiting each time you visit, and will be used to track your journey stein by stein. Once you have tasted all 30 beers, you will be declared a Deutsche Bier Meister (German Beer Master) and awarded a plaque, a T-shirt and Das Boot drinking mug. So, start training. The celebration begins...

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Bavarian Man Breaks His Own World Record Beer Carry

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Bavarian Man Breaks His Own World Record Beer Carry

Think you can place your beer carrying skills in a record book? What would it take to become the champion of the carry? Try putting in about 200 hours of training, and lifting about 150 pounds in a dead carry… “Oliver Struempfel spent months in the gym training to attempt carrying 29 beer steins at once in an event in Bavaria during the lead-up to Oktoberfest. The rules were simple: He needed to carry the steins 40 meters, and they had to arrive at their destination with less than 10 percent of the beer spilled on their journey…” [ Read more here...

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Be Prepared For Possible Irma Landfall

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The state of Florida is in a State of Emergency, with Hurricane Irma’s wrath aiming at making landfall in the early hours on Sunday. If you haven’t begun preparing there is no time to waste! Get up to speed with some basic tips: “The hurricane battered several islands, including Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands. Its howling winds tore leaves from palm trees, ripped off roofs and windows from buildings, and slammed tall waves into hotels…” [ Read more here ]  So, what are you going to need for supplies? And what are your options for avoiding...

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‘Be Prepared, Not Panicked’ Advises Broward Mayor

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Have you begun preparing for the potential landfall of Hurricane Irma? With supplies on store shelves already thinning out, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is urging residents to ‘Be Prepared, Not Panicked’… “The center’s forecast was for the winds to fluctuate slightly but for the storm to remain at Category 4 or 5 strength for the next day or two. The most dangerous winds, usually nearest to the eye, were forecast to pass near the northern Virgin Islands and near or just north of Puerto Rico through the day Wednesday…” [ Read more...

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The New Independent Craft Brewery Stamp Of Approval

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Craft breweries have become pretty mainstream over the past couple of years, and with their success comes interest from big companies and mass producing competition. And with some big name brewers buying up the little guys, it’s becoming hard to distinguish where that “craft beer” is really coming from… “Earlier this summer the Brewers Assn. — a trade organization that supports craft brewers — introduced a new tool in the fight against the big brewing companies: the independent craft brewer seal. The BA says they created the symbol to unify craft breweries from around the country. This symbol gives beer lovers an easy way to identify true small and independent craft brewers…” [ Read more...

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Happy Labor Day From Checkers Old Munchen

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Do you know where to spend your night out? Get all the latest German beer and food news from your favorite German restaurant in South Florida – Checkers Old Munchen! Follow them on Facebook today, and find out what’s going on at Fort Lauderdale’s  favorite entertainment...

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Group Takes A Break From Harvey Cleanup With Interstate 10 Beer Pong

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The devastation left in South East Texas and parts of Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey has residents and neighbors trying to dry out their homes, belongings, and recover what they can. In the wake of all the mess, a group took to Interstate 10 for some winding down – with a game of beer pong… I asked my buddy in Houston if he was OK yesterday. He sent me this video of bros playing beer pong on I-10. pic.twitter.com/0Nj3BSmjeE — John Turner (@TohnJurner) August 29,...

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Are Alcohol & Beer Stocks Set To Jump?

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Are Alcohol & Beer Stocks Set To Jump?

With cooler temperatures, and sports galore, the fall season is a hot time for the sale of alcohol and beer. The Nasdaq is hinting that the trendy alcohol season can be a good time to start investing… “The fall often marks a return to indoor activities for many people in the U.S.-especially as football, and the NFL season in particular, returns to television screens around the country…” [ Read more...

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