Back in the mid-to-late 80's, a "fast-food" German-style restaurant opened in my neighborhood. The concept of German "fast-food" probably wasn't such a good idea ... at least not if you served just German "fast-food." But, as weird as that concept was, the name chosen by this restaurant probably was even a less appetizing idea (no pun intended).
"The Wurst Place" was the name given to this place ... and the slogan was "The Best of the World's Wurst." Surprisingly, it lasted nearly an entire year before it closed its doors. I never got the nerve up to actually step foot in there and order something ... I kick myself for not doing so, considering my full German Heritage. I think my parents went there once, but only once ... which means, they really didn't care much for the food, either.
Maybe someday, there will be a "Renaissance" of sorts for German-style cooking ... heck, we've seen Irish bars explode in the United States in recent years. Maybe German bars will be next ... and at that point, maybe we'll welcome German "pub food" a little more openly ... after all, Irish food really isn't that great, is it?
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