While in Minneapolis Crystle and I got the chance to eat at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit’s restaurant It is a authentic German restaurant with terrific food and a wide variety of beer. While I would love to go on and on about the food, the food has nothing to do with the experience you get at this place. I mean it was great, but the true beauty of Gustof’s is the atmosphere. It’s a German restaurant so of course they had big beer steins…but it wasn’t the half liter steins, that mad me gasp, nor was it the one liter steins, no…it was…dare I say it…DAS BOOT. Das Boot is a monstrous two liter boot shaped drinking vessel with more rules then a game of asshole at your college frat house. If you have ever seen the movie Beerfest, I can tell you from experience that “The Bubble” is a real fear. I am proud to say that Crystle and I quickly disposed of Das Boot which was followed up by a loud Tsicky Tsacky, Tsicky Tsacky, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi; a chant that the staff will incite for every little thing under the sun. It is honestly quite contagious and a lot of fun. Then there’s the two man band that fires quips back and forth and plays songs that get people dancing on tables. No, I’m serious, this is the kind of restaurant where people dance on tables. Oh, did I mention that the wait staff will offer you up a hit of snuff after your dinner, cause they do.
The best part of our night was without a doubt the people we met at the next table over. They were a big group and were having so much fun, so couldn’t help myself. I simply marched over, introduced myself and told them we wanted to party with them. They welcomed us with open arms and before we knew it we were part of the tribe. We drank, chanted, sang, danced and yes did more snuff. It was great to party with them and we even heard from “Mark the Snuff Guy” on the blog and hope to keep in touch. Finally, it was time for us to leave this haven of fun for a cab which would be taking us to our next train, but not before our new friends requested Happy Trails from the band. They sang and chanted one last time and it was all for us; what a send off. If you’re ever in Minneapolis this is a 100% must see!
‘til next time,
Tsicky Tsacky, Tsicky Tsacky, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi