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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:06 pm 
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Brauhaus closing Dec 11 is just another in a succession of old school German restaurants going kaput. I don't understand this. You would think with the trend towards appreciating good beer and the universality of the cuisine, I would think these would be flourishing.

The only ones I can think of in and close to Chicago are Laschett's, Edelweiss and Resi.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm 
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I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Chus' offering, plus Hofbrauhaus, Kuhn's in Des Plaines, Schnitzel Platz in Glendale Heights.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 pm 
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This is like a plate o' shrimp. I just had this conversation with my aunt this morning. She told me that Mader's is the last German restaurant in Milwaukee too.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Their food sucks.


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There was an old german place out here in the country. Can't remember what its name was. It was okay but they decided they would move to the big city (Lasalle/Peru) and I think they went out of business shortly after. I thought they had a decent sausage platter and the spaetzle and schnitzel wasn't half bad. Didn't go very often as it wasn't exactly a short haul.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beers had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


The Oktoberfest in Lincoln Square is so popular with the hipster crew that they expanded it to one in May and then a mini one in December

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Kinda figured in Trump's America they'd be thriving.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:53 pm 
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German food sucks.

German beer is terrible.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm 
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German cuisine is not the best. Very heavy with the starches.

Though, Chicago is lacking in German beer halls. I've been to a few "hipster-ized"/modernized German beer halls in Philly and New York. Communal benches with German and US beer. Simple kitchen serving pretzels and sausages. That'd do well.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:13 pm 
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The most popular German beers (Beck's and Warsteiner) here suck. Hofbrau Munich's are very good IMO, but hard to find. One downside of the craft beer revolution is that there's less shelf space for good import beers while the shitty ones like Corona, Heineken and Stella still get pushed.

I did stop by a hipster beer hall in Brooklyn last summer, agreed one of those would do great somewhere on the north side.


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Plus, when you go to their outdoor festivals and dance on stage, they start smacking you around.

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Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


That's because German beer sucks. Most European beer sucks.

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Schnitzel Platz in Glendale Heights.



Good, but not as good as the Lodge, IMO.

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There was good German in St Pete. In the QCA there is a real good place. Like a real German beer ball inside and out. Decent food and beer. Called Beer Stube.

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Chus wrote:
Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


That's because German beer sucks. Most European beer sucks.


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Warsaw Inn in Lynwood is good although that's considered Polish food.

http://www.angieswarsawinn.com/


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Kitaro in Lemont is good although that's considered sushi


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pittmike wrote:
Chus wrote:
Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


That's because German beer sucks. Most European beer sucks.


IPA Snob vibe.


I like many styles of beers. Stouts, porters, sours, etc. I just don't care for most of the hops and malts used in Euro beers. That means more skunky lagers and pilserners for you. Give me some fresh, American beer every time.

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pittmike wrote:
Chus wrote:
Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


That's because German beer sucks. Most European beer sucks.


IPA Snob vibe.
There is a craft beer version of just about any big name beer out there that is much better.

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Boilermaker Rick wrote:
pittmike wrote:
Chus wrote:
Boilermaker Rick wrote:
I'm no beer expert but I'm pretty sure that German beers have been hit pretty hard by American exceptionalism in beer making. They had like 500 years on us and we caught up and surpassed them because guys with beards had garages, free time, and a desire to normalize their beer drinking.


That's because German beer sucks. Most European beer sucks.


IPA Snob vibe.
There is a craft beer version of just about any big name beer out there that is much better.


I thought you said you were no beer expert?

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I thought you said you were no beer expert?
Only in comparison to the things I'm really an expert in.

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German food sucks.


and yet hipsters stood in lines around the corner for the same sausage when served by Doug

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