German food is a cuisine that warms the soul. It reminds many of us of a time long gone, when mothers spent half the day in the kitchen preparing meals for the entire family. Dishes like Sauerbraten, Jügerschnitzel and Wiener Zwiebelrostbraten may sound alien to the passerby, but are truly stables of tradition in a world where we may have crossed a little too far into the lean and light fare of many trendy restaurants. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that when I go out to a restaurant, I want to eat real food.

Where I come from, there is a diner up the street and a McDonald’s a few blocks down, but those are not the places where the locals eat. I come from a town that, at one time, had more German restaurants than anything else. With time, much has changed, but what hasn't changed is that one of the best German restaurants in New York still exists, to this day, in my hometown of Glendale, Queens.

Don't believe me? The fact is that this establishment has a customer base that runs deeper than any I have ever seen.