Nothing Is Better Than Pretzels And Beer At A German Restaurant

Nothing Is Better Than Pretzels And Beer At A German Restaurant

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

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

Checkers Old Munchen Pompano Restaurant Satisfies Your Soup Craving

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

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

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

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

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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Checkers Old Munchen

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