Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Yes, of course, this has something to do with a pig.  Schweinhaxe is German for the pig knuckle or ham hock, in other circles.  This particular one can be had at the Liederkranz, and if I were you, I would run there with lightning speed to have it.  As you can see, it's quite a nice size.  The meat is so flavorfully tender, it falls off the bone.  There's no need for a knife, you can just pull it off.  It's hot and moist, the gravy is thick and savory.  The red cabbage is authentically sweet and sour, and the carrots... hmm.  The carrots, I don't quite remember blowing my socks off, but boy do they look nutritious!

Like I said, I would run there with lightning speed, only you can't really go in there because the Liederkranz is an exclusive club.  They give members keys to get in.  I was lucky enough to be the guest of my pastor who isn't German, but who has such a great affinity toward the country and who is such a wonderful person, that they let him become a member.

In addition to the rustic, inexpensive meals served in a rustic, but homey outfit is the GOOD and CHEAP beer!  They make their own beer that is quite good, and had pints of incredible beer, like Ommegang Hennepin, available for $4.  Whuutt?!?  Gimme a key!

I've learned that in order to be a member, you must have passion for German culture, sponsored by two members and you can't be blackballed.  Soooo, I have a German last name and I love German food and beer.  Do you think they can look past the fact that I'm Asian?

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