In honor of International Beer Day, I went to the Essen Haus and had a couple Franziskaner Dunkelweizen, and they were delicious. Also had an order of cheese curds (was unimpressed and was told they were not very good there) and jaegerschnitzel (which I really enjoyed- the accompanying red cabbage was delicious, I passed on the spaetzle). Not earthshattering high cuisine, but I enjoyed it, and the beers were perfectly poured. I know a lot of you said to go to the Old Fashioned and several other places, but there were just too many people at those joints. This place was more my speed- I move to my own beat and really try to avoid crowded places when at all possible.
Speaking of German beer, Erik had an interesting post about Carter and micro-breweries, and somewhere in between beer number one and two, I wondered how Erik and conservatives/libertarians felt about laws like the rheinheitsgebot. I know it has since been lifted, but did that really have a deleterious effect on beer production and variety in Germany?
In other news, the dogs are fine. I know this, because I’ve called a dozen times or more. Lily is still afraid of the house sitter, but Rosie is no longer snarling at him, so that is a positive plus.
Not sure what kind of debauchery I am going to get into. Maybe I will have a couple more drinks and then settle in for a wild night of searching the Sears catalog…