The other day I was thinking about the foods our ancestors ate; foods of our heritage. I’ve always wondered, in my own family, about the variety of foods my mother cooked. We had stuffed cabbage (Polish origin, but no ancestors from Poland in my family), potatoes of all kinds (I understand that with the Irish ancestry), sauerkraut, red cabbage, sauerbraten (o.k. there was a German line), Fried Green Tomatoes and Vinegar Pie (there has to be a southern influence in there somewhere). It seemed to me genealogy research and foods of our ancestors go hand in hand.
So with all this thought about foods and our heritage, I thought maybe genealogy researchers would be interested in sampling the foods of their ancestors when traveling to a destination to do genealogical research. I am “reviewing” and recommending places you might want to dine when doing genealogy research in Denver and surrounding area.
For those of you doing German genealogy research in Denver, or those who just like German foods.
It is in downtown Denver. Not too far from the State Archives, Colorado Historical Society, and Denver Public Library. All places you need to visit to do your genealogy research.
Café Berlin is a lovely old world style German restaurant. On my visit, the food was excellent and the service was friendly and accommodating. The owner even said she had done some genealogy tracing of her German ancestors. She had found a woman with the same surname as she and from the same village in Germany that she immigrated from herself. She could find no connection, but with those two similarities, you’d think there would have had to be. It was hard to resist whipping out my notebook and saying, “now what was the name of that village and have you tried looking at the German equivalent of census forms?
Spätzle, and red cabbage.
Check out Café Berlin’s menu and location on their website.
I am not receiving any remuneration for these restaurant postings. If I think a restaurant doesn’t deserve your hard earned genealogy money (we always need that for copies of original documents) then it won’t be posted on this site.
If you have a recommendation of a restaurant in a town or city where you do your family history research, please send me your review and photos. Psb43@earthlink.net Remember they should serve food connected to your heritage. Share your finds of great food and restaurants on your genealogical trips and travels that are connected to your family ancestry and heritage.