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Nothing Is Better Than Pretzels And Beer At A German Restaurant

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Nothing Is Better Than Pretzels And Beer At A German Restaurant

Nothing Is Better Than Pretzels And Beer At A German Restaurant

When you think of a German restaurant, you probably think of beer. And nothing goes better with beer than pretzels, a traditional German snack. But where did these delicious bites of dough with the crossed arms originate? There are conflicting stories. A common origin story of pretzels is that they were created by an Italian monk in around 610 AD, according to Today I Found Out. According to the story, the folded strips of dough to resemble someone folding their arms in prayer and gave them out as treats to children who memorized prayers. The three sections of a pretzel are also said to represent the Holy Trinity, and the holes made it easy for bakers to display them on sticks. The story says the name pretzel came from the word “pretiola” that means “little reward.” Since there is no documentation to prove that the pretzel actually originated in Italy, similar stories place the monk in France. Another story with origins in Germany says pretzels were invented by bakers held hostage by local dignitaries, and that the the German name “Brezel” came from the Latin bracellus (a medieval term for “bracelet”) or bracchiola (“little arms”). The looped pretzel may also be related to a Greek ring bread derived from communion bread used in monasteries a thousand years ago, according to Wikipedia. If you are craving an authentic German pretzel with your mug of beer, head to Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. You’ll find not only delicious pretzel bites and black bread, but a wide variety of more than 60 German beers to wash them down with. Whether you prefer a lager, a pilsner, dark beer, wheat beer or even a double bock, Checkers Old Munchen has you covered, and the good news is that pretzels go well with them all! Stop in today and take a beer tour. Who knows — you might make it to the German restaurant’s Beer Hall of...

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Checkers Old Munchen Pompano Restaurant Satisfies Your Soup Craving

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Checkers Old Munchen Pompano Restaurant Satisfies Your Soup Craving

Checkers Old Munchen Pompano Restaurant Satisfies Your Soup Craving

Winter is the time when we crave soup — even in Florida, where the weather isn’t exactly wintry. If you’re craving delicious comfort food from Germany, Checkers Old Munchen Pompano restaurant is the place to go. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious German meal at the restaurant, you may want to consider making this delicious soup at home. Checkers Old Munchen shared this recipe with the Sun-Sentinel in 2013: Checkers Old Munchen’s onion and apple soup Franziskaner beer adds subtle tones of lemon and banana. You may substitute store-bought beef broth for homemade. 1 small loaf French bread, cut on a diagonal into 10 slices 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, divided 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon granulated garlic, divided 2 large Spanish onions, halved and thinly sliced 1 McIntosh apple, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 9 ounces German wheat beer 64 ounces (2 quarts) homemade beef broth 10 slices provolone cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sliced French bread on a baking sheet. Spread slices of bread with 4 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle with paprika and 1 teaspoon garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake until toasted and light brown, about 8 minutes. Set aside. Using a large saucepan over medium heat, heat remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Add onions and apple, cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon garlic powder, onion powder and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Do not allow flour to brown. Add the beer and simmer for 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium high, add beef broth and bring to a boil. Keep warm until needed. To serve; preheat broiler. Ladle soup into oven proof bowl. Top with crouton and a slice of provolone. Place under broiler until cheese is melted and serve. Makes 10 servings. Nutrition information per serving: 289 calories, 54% calories from fat, 18 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 44 mg cholesterol, 20 g carbohydrates, 12 g protein, 1209 mg sodium, 2 g...

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Early Bird Gets the Sunset Dinner at Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano

Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Early Bird Gets the Sunset Dinner at Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano

Early Bird Gets the Sunset Dinner at Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano

Visit Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant in Pompano between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and you’re in for a treat: Meals that offer some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes at a special “Sunset Dinners” price — an “early bird” special if you will. Early bird specials have long been popular with older restaurant patrons, but downturns in the economy in different eras have made them a favorite of thrifty people of all ages. And why “early bird?” The phrase originally came from the the proverb that says “the early bird catches the worm” or gets the biggest benefit. But the first documented time the phrase shows up in reference to saving money during a certain time of day was in a 1904 ad that promised a discount on men’s underwear from 8 a.m. to noon, according to Eater. The phrase first appeared on menus in the 1920s, when more middle-class people could afford to eat out. Since Prohibition took away one thing that enticed people to restaraunts, they turned to specials to draw diners in, especially during non-peak dining hours. Early-bird deals remained popular in the 1930s and ‘40s, and by the 1950s, most restaurants featured some kind of early-dining deal, and had figured out how to target specific groups of people. They introduced children’s menus, fed working-class people in the morning and at lunch time, sought elderly patrons who wanted to be home earlier in the evening for dining specials in the late afternoon, and targeted families at dinner time. In the 1950s, people began retiring to South Florida in greater numbers, and targeted that market, promising value with the early bird special. Nation’s Restaurant News reported that “senior citizens represent in reality an imposing discretionary spending bloc for food service operators.” In 1980, 26.3 percent of Americans over 60 who moved chose Florida as their new home. And in 2010, the New York Times reported that the recession drew younger diners to the early bird. Here are some of the specials you can enjoy if you make it an early dinner with the Sunset Dinners at Checkers Old Munchen. All include a bread basket with pretzels, soup or Caesar salad, and Black Forest cake.   $13.99 Schweinebraten (Roasted Pork) Hackbraten (Meat Loaf) Wurst Platter (Bratwurst and Knockwurst) $14.99 Pork OR Chicken Wienerschnitzel (Breaded cutlets) JaegerSchnitzel Chicken Hunter Stuffed Cabbage Rolls $15.99 Veal Wienerschnitzel Stuffed Wienerschnitzel Lemon-Riesling Fish of the Day Sauerbraten $16.99 Pompano’s Famous 2lb Schweinhaxen (Pork Shank simmered and roasted for 4...

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Free Beer — But Only in Philly

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Free Beer — But Only in Philly

Free Beer — But Only in Philly

A German restaurant like Checkers Old Munchen is a great place to find excellent beer. But football fans in Philadelphia are hoping that a player’s offhand comment and an Eagles win in the Super Bowl will have them drinking for free. After an offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles made an off-hand promise to give out “beer to everybody” if his team won the Super Bowl, Bud Light maker Anheuser Busch InBev hinted they would help him make good on the bet. The Eagles will meet the New England Patriots in the big game Sunday, February 4. Right tackle Lane Johnson made the beer promise to reporters before the season started. Buying beer for everyone in Philly would be a big order, since the Philly has more than a million drinking-age adults, according to Grub Hub. Bud Light has promised an “epic celebration” if Philadelphia wins, but has declined to provide specifics. “In the interest of not jinxing the team, we’ll keep things under wraps until the winner of the Super Bowl is determined,” Anheuser Busch InBev representatives said. Bud Light even developed a version of its popular “Dilly Dilly” Medieval times ad congratulating the Eagles for their berth in the big game and changing the catch phrase to “Philly Philly.” The company even carried through the Middle English theme in tweets directed towards the Eagles and their thirsty fans, such as: “Thou still have one battle left to become victorious!” If you’re not a resident of Philadelphia and you’re more of a fan of German beer, Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant should be your destination on a super Sunday or any day. With a large selection of beers ranging from pilsners to lagers to dark beer or bocks, you’re sure to find something you like. Or pick up a Beer Passport and get started on trying them...

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Craft brews have unusual flavors

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Beer Tour Hall of Fame | Comments Off on Craft brews have unusual flavors

Craft brews have unusual flavors

Checkers Old Munchen is known for its German beer selection, and you know that anything you order from the beer menu at the Pompano restaurant is going to be one of the best classic beer flavors you have ever tasted. But there are some craft breweries that aren’t satisfied with a classic beer taste, and strive to come up with more unexpected flavors. For example, Saloon Door Brewing in Webster, Texas. ABC News reported that the small brewery has put together beer with such unique flavors as peanut butter and jelly sandwich, strawberry cheesecake and Snickers candy bar by mixing together some of its brews. For example, the Snickers beer is created by blending together four other beers to achieve the taste of the candy.  Catty Corner, Fancy Boot Nut Brown, Peanut Butter Milk Stout and Chocolate Milk Stout blended create the candy bar in a glass. Another mix recreates the flavor of an orange creamsicle; another mix is reminiscent of chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream. If your taste for beer flavors tends to be more classic, there’s no reason why you can’t still have fun with beer. At Checkers Old Munchen’s Pompano restaurant, you can come in and grab a passport and go on a been tour of Germany! Checkers Old Munchen has more than 30 German Beers you can try. Ask for a German Beer Tour Passport on your first visit, then get ready to begin a journey through the world of German brews. Make sure you try something different each time you visit, and we will keep your passport on site in the restaurant to track which ones and how many you have enjoyed. When you’ve tried all 30, you’ll be rewarded. You’ll be named a Deutsche Bier Meister (German Beer Master) and will be awarded a plaque, a German beer tour T-Shirt, and Das Boot boot-shaped beer mug to take...

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German Food is Warm and Welcoming in Cold Weather

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on German Food is Warm and Welcoming in Cold Weather

German Food is Warm and Welcoming in Cold Weather

Cold weather In Florida can be good for the restaurant business, because even when it’s too chilly to sit on the beach, people still want to go out. A restaurant like Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant Pompano is a great place to be, because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere and the delicious menu items that warm you from the inside out. Florida was not spared when a recent weather system hammered the East Coast, even bringing snowflakes to northern Florida.  The front brought some of the coldest temperatures in years to parts of Florida, ABC News reported, including a brief snow in Tallahassee, the first time that city had seen the white flakes coming down for 28 years. The National Weather Service said the snowfall continued toward Jacksonville on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Even the Miami zoo had to take special precautions to protect the animals from the cold. The chimps got blankets, giant turtles got special shelters with heated and plywood sheets were placed around the elephant habitat to protect them from the cold, CBS reported. Zoo animals also were given extra straw for bedding and given extra food to help them produce more internal heat. The good news when you’re faced with a cold snap is that German food like the great food served at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant Pompano is delicious comfort food that warms you from the inside. The restaurant will transport you to another place and another time with a vibe that is warm, welcoming, and full of character.  You will be surrounded with home-cooked aromas and amazing tastes.  Not only does Checkers Old Munchen offer a cozy escape, but you can tour the world of German beer and food as you escape from the chill outside. Checkers Old Munchen is a Zagat-rated restaurant that has specialized in serving authentic German cuisine since...

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German restaurant Checkers Old Munchen can cater your party

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on German restaurant Checkers Old Munchen can cater your party

At Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant, we know that just because the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean the party season has to be. There are lots of reasons to have a party and have it catered by Checkers Old Munchen. Maybe your company does a January gathering after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, when everyone is back to work. Maybe you’re planning a wedding or anniversary party or some other kind of family get-together. Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant has a full catering menu that will provide you with the best in German food and beer, from meats to sides to classic German desserts. Maybe you just want to get together with friends and enjoy each other’s company to break up the monotony of a long winter. It’s important to stay connected with people, not only for your mental but also your physical well-being, according to Care2 Green Living. Our social connections act as a psychological buffer against stress. People who have healthy social relationships are happier, have fewer health issues, and live longer, while being socially isolated can lead to physical sickness and depression. So get your friends together for some social interaction and let Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant do the cooking so you can enjoy the party! Here’s the Checkers Old Munchen catering menu. To order or with questions, call (954) 785-7565. Meats: Bratwurst                                               $2/brat Knockwurst                                           $2/knock Veal Wienerschnitzel (1/2 cut)         $6/piece Pork Wienerschnitzel (1/2 cut)         $4/piece Chicken Schnitzel (1/2 cut)                $4/piece Chicken Hunter                                    $4/person Jagerschnitzel                                       $4/person Black Forest Chicken                          $5/person Chicken Paprika                                   $4/person Pork Stroganoff                                    $4/person Rahmschnitzel                                     $4/person Sauerbraten                                          $2/piece Schweinebraten                                   $2/piece Roladin                                                 $5/piece Cabbage Roll                                       $4/piece Schweinehaxen (Pork Shank)         $10/shank Sides: Potato Pancake                                  $2/pancake Red Cabbage                                      $1/person Sauerkraut                                         $1/person Spaetzel                                              $2/person Potato Dumpling                             $2/dumpling Cucumber Salad                              $1/person Chopped Salad                                 $1/person Potato Salad  ...

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Kick off the New Year with authentic German food

Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Kick off the New Year with authentic German food

Kick off the New Year with authentic German food

People around the world welcome the new year on Jan. 1, and Germans are no exception. There’s no better way to kick off a new year than by enjoying an authentic German meal and beer at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. Here are some other ways people in Germany and around the world celebrate. Germans have two contradictory traditions involving fish on New Year’s Eve, which they call “Silvester,” after Pope Sylvester I, who died on Dec 31, 335. Legend has it that as the pontiff passed away, non-believers around him choked on fish bones. So superstitious people avoid eating fish. However, carp is one fish that’s considered a lucky charm, and some believe that keeping a carp scale in your means you will receive money in the coming year. On new Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Germans will enjoy punch, eat fondue and raclette, and drink Sekt (German sparkling wine). They shoot off fireworks at midnight and wish you Guten Rutsch, or a “good slide” into the new year. Elsewhere in Europe, people in Spain wear red underwear as a good luck charm for the coming year on Nochevieja (“old night”), per Newsweek. They eat a dozen green grapes at midnight, with each one symbolizing good luck for one month of the coming year. Then they head out to enjoy parties until late into the morning. In Russia, New Year’s Eve is considered the most important annual holiday. It’s celebrated at home with a late dinner and a televised address by the president airing before midnight. After midnight, Russians enjoy concerts, fireworks, and parties. On January 14th, Russians celebrate the “old” New Year based on the Orthodox calendar. In the United Kingdom, Big Ben tolls at midnight, followed by fireworks and street parties. Iceland lifts its national ban on fireworks for the week of New Year’s Eve, and Icelanders light bonfires to burn away the old year and symbolize starting a fresh new year. In Denmark, it’s tradition to smash glass against the front doors of friends and loved ones to symbolize destroying the problems of the past year. It’s considered a...

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Beer producers will enjoy lower taxes

Posted by on December 25, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Beer producers will enjoy lower taxes

Beer producers will enjoy lower taxes

Makers of craft beer, artisanal spirits, hard cider and mead will be among the beneficiaries of the tax reform passed by the U.S. Congress. Provisions of the new tax code call for sharply lower excise taxes on alcoholic beverages from small producers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Beverage makers that produce small craft beers or other drinks are a growing category in alcoholic beverage production, with sales of craft beer totaling $4.8 billion last year. Craft beer sales grew about 6.2 percent in 2016 and made up 12.3 percent of the beer market, according to the Brewers Association. The tax for a can of cider will be more than 90 percent lower under the reform, falling from 10 cents to less than one cent. For a gallon, the tax drops even more significantly, from $1 a gallon to 7 cents, the Dispatch reported. Small producers of wine, sparkling wines and distilled spirits will also get a break. Bob Pease, chief executive officer of the Brewers Association, said the beer excise tax was put into place during the Civil War as a way for the federal government to raise money. He said the tax break will likely help grow small brewing businesses and boost employment, but likely will not lead to lower prices. The average American drinks 20.8 gallons of beer a year. So why not make it high-quality German beer? When you think of German food, you always pair it with beer. And Checkers Old Munchen has the best selection of German beers in the Pompano area. There’s no denying that enjoying beer from other places — like the German beer served at Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant Pompano — is a great way to experience different cultures. You can experience the best of German food and beer without a passport at Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant in Pompano...

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Glass pickle ornament is not a German Christmas tradition

Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Glass pickle ornament is not a German Christmas tradition

Glass pickle ornament is not a German Christmas tradition

The green, glass pickle Christmas ornament is a tradition on many American Christmas trees. Tradition holds that the first child to find the ornament will get an extra gift from St. Nicholas, and the first adult to see it will have good luck for a whole year. Rumor has it that the pickle ornament tradition started in Germany, but it turns out that history doesn’t back that up. Although different versions of the pickle story have circulated for years attributing its origin to Germany, according to German Way, the pickle is not a German custom. First of all, the website points out, St. Nicholas doesn’t come until the fifth or sixth of December, and second, German children open their presents on Christmas Eve, not Christmas morning. Moreover, no one can find any historical references to the allegedly German pickle, also called saure Gurke or weihnachtsgurke. The website speculates that tradition may have a connection to glassblowers from Lauscha, who produced ornaments in the shape of fruits and nuts as early as 1840s for export to other parts of Europe and the United States. Or it could have been invented by a German-American who wanted to sell more glass ornaments for Christmas. Today, Lauscha exports glass pickle ornaments to the United States and perpetuates the German tradition story. One story traces the tradition to a Bavarian-born soldier in the Civil War who was captured and taken to a prison camp. On Christmas Eve, he begged a guard for a pickle because he was starving. The guard provided the pickle, which the soldier said saved his life. He then hung a pickle on his Christmas tree each year to commemorate his rescue. Whatever the origin of the glass pickle ornament, plan to start another holiday tradition by enjoying an authentic German meal and beer at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano after you decorate your Christmas...

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Checkers Old Munchen

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