A groundbreaking was held recently in Choctaw at the 36-year-old Old Germany where the family-owned restaurant will have a new addition out front.
Co-owner Mike Turek said it will be a German sports bar annex. With good weather, it should be complete before football season.
Maybe a contest to name it: “I want to call it Schnitzengiggle, but maybe …”
Menu highlights: “German pizza, Rueben sliders and much more.”
Wife: “Sammie and a step-daughter, Sierra.”
Met your spouse: “At my Rotary Club at Old Germany.”
People don’t know: “I am a licensed electrical contractor.”
Talent: “I can dance and did Dancing for the Miracle for Children’s Hospital and did the tango, swing, salsa and finished with a Lady Gaga routine to Bad Romance."
Come back as: “I would be remiss to not come back as myself. Each year I take people on a cruise or land tour. We’ve gone to Europe, Napa, Alaska and on June 4th to Vienna.”
Just love: “Nutella. And also, corn dogs with yellow mustard because of the memories I had while eating my first one when we were taking over a building.”
Nickname: “’Fritz’, which is my middle name.”
Wildest thing in a professional kitchen: “When a military policeman came through our (Old Germany) kitchen looking for bombs with his large German shepherd because a three-star general was dining with us.”