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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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Christmas tree is a German tradition, like Checkers Old Munchen

Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Christmas tree is a German tradition, like Checkers Old Munchen

Did the tradition of decorating a Christmas tree start in Germany? Although ancient cultures thought evergreen trees had mystical qualities because they never “died,” most people believe that the Germans started the holiday custom of decorating holiday trees One theory holds that Martin Luther began the tradition, according to history.com.  Legend says he was walking through the woods, and was struck by the beauty of the stars shining through the trees. He cut down a fir tree and lighted it with small candles to reproduce the effect. Another legend says that the Christmas tree tradition in Germany combined The Paradise tree, a fir tree decorated with apples that represented the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden, and the Christmas Light, a decorated frame with a candle on top that symbolized the birth of Jesus as the Light of the World. German settlers brought the tradition to Pennsylvania and other states in the 1800s. But as late as the 1840s, Christmas trees were thought of as pagan symbols. The trees gained popularity when Britain’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were pictured with their children around a Christmas tree in 1846. In about 1850, vendors began selling Christmas trees in the United States. Imported ornaments began arriving from Germany, although Americans still decorated their trees mostly with homemade ornaments, edible decorations like cookies, fruits and nuts, and later popcorn and berry strings. Some interesting Christmas tree facts: Christmas trees take 6 to 8 years to grow Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms More than 1,000,000 acres of land have been planted with Christmas trees. 77 million Christmas trees are planted each year After you decorate your Christmas tree, start another holiday tradition by enjoying an authentic German meal at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in...

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Breweries on Mars someday? For now, enjoy German beer in Pompano

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Breweries on Mars someday? For now, enjoy German beer in Pompano

Breweries on Mars someday? For now, enjoy German beer in Pompano

There’s no denying that enjoying beer from other places — like the German beer served at Old Munchen German Restaurant Pompano — is a great way to experience different cultures. But Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company that manufacturers Budweiser, may be taking that to the extreme by launching barley seeds into space to see if extraterrestrial brewing is possible. Anheuser-Busch plans to include 20 barley seeds in the payload of a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station (ISS) early next year. Budweiser President Ricardo Marques told TIME magazine the company wanted to be “part of the collective dream to get to Mars.” Scientists on ISS will study how the barley, an ingredient of beer, germinates in microgravity. Even if they’re successful, there are many obstacles to overcome before opening a Mars microbrewery. First is the 100 to 200 square feet of land you would need to grow the barley, experts said, and square footage is limited on a space station.  Next, barley grains need to be malted, a process that involves soaking them in water then killing them with heat, a process that requires large, heavy equipment. Next, there would be the issue of overcoming zero gravity — the fermentation process is measured by checking the density of beer using a floating hydrometer — a process that’s not possible in space. Carbonation also would be a problem, as bubbles won’t rise in zero-gravity. And last but not least, drinking carbonated beverages in space is a bad idea because you can’t burp, so bubbles instead cause trouble in your digestive tract. Even if beer could be brewed on Mars, it would ultimately cost several hundred dollars a glass. Beer brewing on Mars might someday become a reality, but in the meantime, head over to Checkers Old Munchen and enjoy one of the fine beers the German restaurant has to...

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Our German beer selection is outstanding

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Our German beer selection is outstanding

Our German beer selection is outstanding

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. The Huffington Post reports that the average American drinks 20.8 gallons of beer a year. So why not make it high-quality German beer? Here are some of the beers you can enjoy with your Checkers Old Munchen meal or on their own: Lagers & Pilsners & Dark Augustiner Munchen – Light lager with heavy flavor and has been brewed in Munich since 1328 AD. Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold – Offers a brilliant clear, golden color with natural flavor and a light hoppy finish. Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest – A Marzen lager brewed for Oktoberfest is amber in color with a bready sweetness. Paulaner Munich Lager – A classic Munich helles lager golden in color with a subdued hops presence. Paulaner Oktoberfest – A festive, full flavored and delicious beer that is brewed for the most famous festival in the world. Krombacher Pils – A crisp, smooth, and light pilsner that satisfies the most demanding palate. Krombacher Dark – A dark lager with a full flavored and malty taste. Spaten Premium – Medium-bodied lager with a very crisp aroma of zesty hops and malt with clean, tangy hop-accented finish. German Beers on Draught 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%, 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. Wheat Beers (20oz Bottle) Erdinger Hefe-Weizen – A wheat beer with citrus and banana aromas that offers a smooth finish with fruity notes. Erdinger Dark – Erdinger dark is a rich and smooth wheat beer that owes its full-bodied flavor to fine hops and dark malt. Tucher Kristall – A filtered, clear wheat beer specialty without yeast, top fermented, very sparkling, refreshing. Tucher Helles – Dryest of all the wheat beers with a deep gold malt aroma. Tucher Dunkles – Dark colored with natural yeast cloudiness, its taste is due to and excellent choice of dark aromatic malt. Franziskaner – Noted for its level of carbonation and natural cloudiness, the wheat and barley malt offers a zesty flavor. Franziskaner Dunkel – This dark, cloudy specialty is a treat to wheat beer lovers with its refreshing yet aromatic flavor. Julius Echeter – Light brown and cloudy with a creamy head, the wheat malt balances the banana, vanilla, lemon. Julius Echter Dunkel – Pours to a , russet color that offers a taste with hints of banana, clove, and cookie dough. Double Bocks Paulaner Salvator – Bottom fermented “double bock” has a strong malty flavor and 7.9% alcohol. Augustiner Maximator – Rich, complex malt flavor with plenty of zest and character with 7.4% alcohol. Ayinger Celebrator – At 6.7% this Bavarian Double Bock that has been awarded the best double bock in the world. Stop in today to enjoy a taste of the old country at Checkers Old...

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Restaurant gift cards top wish list

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on Restaurant gift cards top wish list

Restaurant gift cards top wish list

If you’re not sure exactly what to get someone for Christmas but know their general likes and dislikes, a gift card can be the ideal choice. Say your recipient enjoys great German food or is a beer aficionado, for example. A gift card to Checkers Old Munchen would be an excellent choice. Neiman Marcus was the first store to sell gift cards, but Blockbuster video was the first to display gift cards in their stores. Starbucks introduced reloadable cards in 2001. Gift cards remain a popular holiday gift choice, appearing on the wish lists of 61 percent of people, although women are more likely to ask for gift cards than men (69% vs. 53%). Clothing and accessories were the second-most requested category at 55 percent. According to GiftCards.com, the top three types of gift cards purchased during the winter holiday shopping season are restaurant, general prepaid credit and department store gift cards. Restaurant gift cards topped the list at 41 percent. Visa Gift Cards, MasterCard Gift Cards and American Express Gift Cards followed at 31%, department store gift cards at 28%, coffee shop gift cards at 21% and salon/spa gift cards (11%). While e-gift cards are becoming more popular, with 71 percent of consumers purchasing them in the past year, plastic gift cards remain the top choice, with 89% saying they had purchased at least one plastic gift card in the last year. Fewer than 2% of recipients expect their gift cards to go unused, and total unused gift card volume totals less than 1%. Holiday gift cards allow recipients to take advantage of after-Christmas sales, and 42% of people say they will watch for a good sale or promotion to maximize the value of their cards. Only 20% say they will use their gift cards quickly. For information about purchasing a gift card to Pompano Beach German restaurant Checkers Old Munchen, call (954)...

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German Christmas markets celebrate advent

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog | Comments Off on German Christmas markets celebrate advent

German Christmas markets celebrate advent

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means Christmas is right around the corner. In Germany, one way to prepare for the celebration of Christmas is the Christmas market, also known as Weihnachtsmarkt  or Christkindlmarket. The Christkindlmarket is a street market held during the four week s preceding Christmas in what’s known as the season of advent. The first mention of December markets can be traced to Vienna, Austria in 1298, while the history of Christmas markets in Germany dates back to the Middle Ages. Traditionally held in the town square, the market has food, drink and seasonal items from open-a ir stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. Popular attractions at Christmas markets often include a nativity scene depicting the birth of Christ, and handcrafted items available for purchase at the markets might include Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers),  Food specialties include Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies (Lebkuchen and Magenbrot), Glühwein, (hot mulled wine), Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink), Christstollen (Stollen), a bread with candied fruit, and hot Apfelwein. About two million people each year visit famous Christmas markets in Nu remberg and while the Stuttgart and Frankfurt markets attract more than three million visitors. The Christmas market in Dortmund has 300 stalls and boasts a Christmas tree almost 150 feet tall. It attracts more than three and a half million visitors a year. Berlin alone hosts more than 70 Christmas markets. Can’t make it to Europe this holiday season? There are several cities in the United States that host German-style markets, as well. For example, Chicago hosts a yearly in The Loop. The air is filled with live music from carolers while shoppers browse gifts such as cuckoo clocks, nativity sets and glass ornaments. See a list of U.S. Christmas markets in U.S. News and World Report here. Want a German holiday experience even closer to home? Visit Checkers Old Munchen for an authentic German meal during the holiday...

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2209 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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