Embrace German Culture By Cheering On Germany In The World Cup

Embrace German Culture By Cheering On Germany In The World Cup

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

One of the best ways to embrace German culture is to go to Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano and enjoy wonderful, authentic German food like their house specialty Wienershnitzels and Wurstplatte, the best wurst in town!

Another way to embrace German culture is to cheer for the German national soccer team as they attempt to be just the second team since 1938 to repeat and win back-to-back World Cups.

When the reigning world champions go to Russia to defend their title, they will be up against a difficult challenge. Although they have already proven they can beat Mexico, Argentina and Portugal, as well as tie France, Spain and England, per the Los Angeles Times, history will be their toughest opponent.

Brazil is the only team since 1938 that has won back-to-back World Cups.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan told the Times: “Over the last three years, every team that we played against, they were just trying to beat the world champions. That’s what makes it really hard.”

The team returns with nine players who were on the last World Cup team.

To get yourself in the mood for cheering on the German soccer team, consider an appetizer or meal from Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano. Even if you decide to cheer for another team besides Germany, you’ll need to have a good meal to keep up your energy for watching all those world cup games!

And make sure you leave room for dessert. Homemade apple strudel, Black Forest cake, German Chocolate Cake, Kelly’s Raspberry Sponge Cake and pineapple upside down cake — there are no bad choices.

And wash down your meal with one of the rotating beers on draught. Pilsners, lagers, darks, IPAs — there’s something for everyone at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano’s food, drink and dessert menu.

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Taking Kids Out Of School Early For Travel Is A No-No In Bavaria

Taking Kids Out Of School Early For Travel Is A No-No In Bavaria

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

If you’re planning a vacation this summer but Europe is not within your budget, consider a trip to Florida and all that the sunshine state has to offer. Make sure you schedule a stop at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant in Pompano Beach as one of the highlights!

In the United States, parents often take their kids out of school a few days early if they’re heading out on a family vacation during peak holiday times or in the busy summer months, so they can beat the crowds at the airport or get cheaper flights.

But in the southeastern German state of Bavaria, taking your kids out of school early for those reasons is not such a good idea, because they take school attendance very seriously.

More than 20 families that took their children out of school early to go on family trips were recently reprimanded and even fined by their schools, Travel and Leisure reported. The families were reported to their respective school administrations for violating truancy rules, per the magazine.

School is mandatory except in extraordinary circumstances in many parts of Bavaria. The violators could be fined as little as a few euros for each day the child was out of school when they should have been sitting in their desks to a high of about $1,200, equal to about 1,000 euros.

Police stopped parents from 11 different families who were letting their children skip school so the family could leave a couple days earlier for vacation at the airport in Nuremberg. They also found and fined 10 families whose children were skipping classes at Memmingen Airport.

Bavaria’s minister of education, Bernd Sibler, warned that it wasn’t okay for parents to break the rules just because it would make their travel plans less expensive or more convenient.

“I appeal to all parents to be aware of their role model position when it comes to the start of their holidays,” he said. 

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Brewery Issues Special Edition Beer For Royal Wedding

Brewery Issues Special Edition Beer For Royal Wedding

Posted on May 21, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

You might think that Brits were toasting the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle with champagne, and that fans of the royals living in the United States were honoring the couple by sipping mimosas, given the early broadcast hour of the ceremony here.

Since Checkers Old Munchen German Restaurant in Pompano was not open at 7 a.m. when the ceremony started in the United States, patrons who were craving an excellent early-morning German beer had to make another choice.

You might think that at the very least they were drinking tea to honor the Queen, grandmother of the groom.

But some were actually celebrating the royal wedding by drinking beer created especially for the joyous occasion.

Luckily for beer lovers, a British brewery had been commissioned to create a special beer just for the royal nuptials. Windsor & Eaton Brewery in Windsor, in the city outside of London where the wedding was held at Windsor Castle, brewed a limited edition royal wedding beer called Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot.

According to Food Republic, the pale ale was brewed using barley grown on Queen Elizabeth‘s Windsor farm, plus champagne yeast and a blend of British and American hops.

The local British hops used in the beer are Invicta hops, a reference to the Invictus Games sporting event created by Prince Harry in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans take part in sports. Invictus, is Latin for or “undefeated.”

Also in the blend were American West Coast hops in honor of the bride, who is from California.

The label art features both the British Union Jack flag and the American flag, and

Windsor & Eaton is famous for a wide variety of craft brews and also created the original royal wedding beer for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge,

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