Show your employer some love on Boss’s Day

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

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

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

    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, 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

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Beer Tour Hall of Fame, Checkers Old Munchen Blog

  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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