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?