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I didn't expect to do much of anything for my birthday, but in the early afternoon [personal profile] loracs asked whether I wanted to go out to eat and if I did, where would I like to go? [personal profile] loracs and I have a list of five or six restaurants we would like to try at some point, so I picked one or two. We settled on a place in Alameda called Speisekammer (don't ask me to pronounce it.), we shared a half order of Reibekuchen (potato pancakes) and a half order of Semmelknödel mit Pilzrahmsoße (a dumpling stuffed with bacon in a mushroom sauce). Both were a hit, although I enjoyed the potato pancakes more.

For the entree, [personal profile] loracs ordered Bratwurst Gegrillt (a sausage) with all their veggie sides; butternut squash, brussel sprouts, a broccoli like vegetable that I can't remember the name of and another vegetable I don't remember. She also ordered Spätzle (a pasta) because we both wanted to try it. Of course when I say [personal profile] loracs ordered this and I ordered that, it doesn't imply ownership. We both pretty much ate from each other's plates as we always do.

I got the pork Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein with roasted potatoes and a small salad that went with it. [personal profile] loracs ate most of my salad which was just beets and cabbage. Not my favorite things. I could have had veal Wiener Schnitzel, but since I don't eat veal these days, I stuck with the pork.

Because it was my birthday we did manage to cram down some dessert. [personal profile] loracs ordered an apple strudel with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. I got some crème brûlée. We brought home enough food for at least one more meal maybe two. [personal profile] loracs washed it all down with iced tea. I got a dark beer that was pretty good. I wish I remembered what it was called.

All in all we had a really nice time. A fun, unexpected, sort of adventure for my 55th birthday.

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Date: 2013-02-22 10:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Sounds excellent. Yay you!

This is that place off Park and two blocks up from Santa Clara? I've been there, not to eat but during one of the German festivals!

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Date: 2013-02-23 03:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] serene
Wow, that sounds awesome. Everything but the Brussels sprouts, but hey, can't have everything. :-)

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Date: 2013-02-24 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wild_irises
You were about a block and a half from the house where I spend multiple hours a week doing foreclosure defense. I've seen the place and wondered about it.

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Date: 2013-02-26 06:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freyjaw
When we lived in Oakland, that's where we got my birthday dinners! Semmelknödel, sauerbraten mit spätzle, etc. Oh, yum! Made me homesick for Milwaukee. Here in SF, we go to Suppenküche.

Conga-rats on your 55th!
Edited Date: 2013-02-26 06:43 am (UTC)

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