So, did you guess? Yes! It's Munich.
Jib Jab with Tim
As much as we were on the edge of Munich in this location, we did get a good flavor of some highlights in our short visit. We actually had two really good meals. One, a traditional Bavarian meal just on the edge of Munich in a neighborhood area. The other meal was in the communications tower, and the food was actually quite good! Who would have thought?! I really enjoyed our German visit.
I just finished my expense report and found the receipt for an awesome place we ate the first night, called Osterwaldgarten. It's a great regional beer garden with a very local feel and delicious food. We had the ox, which was a delicious steak. We meandered around this area, about 4 stops on the metro from our Olympic village hotel, and only found pizza and beer places. Finally we stopped a local heading into his apartment, and he pointed us to this place for a local Bavarian favorite.
Here's a photo of the awesome fare. This is delicious ox, and of course some nice root vegetables. The steak is on a bed of a noodle type thing, with the crispy delicious onions on top, and the stellar juice/gravy/goodness underneath. I asked if they had a veggie side, and that's where the wok-cooked bell peppers come in, on the left...kind of the Californian adaptation as it were. The beer, of course, was delicious, and a highlight here. Yes, it's a beer garden, but it was way cold and late to be eating outside while we were there.
I wish one of these was my mug.