Name that City! — Nov 18, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. What midwestern city is home to Schmidt’s Real German Food, serving authentic German cuisine since 1886?
  2. What southern city is home to Burger Bach, a go-to destination so famous for hangover cures that they have a burger called – you guessed it – The Hangover Cure?
  3. What city is home to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History?

And here are the answers:

  1. Visitors to Columbus, Ohio can find cuisines representing just about every nation and culture. Schmidt’s Real German Food may be the oldest of that group, dating back to 1886, when J. Fred Schmidt opened a meat packing facility in Columbus’ German Village. Their first “restaurant” was a concession stand at the Ohio State Fair in 1914, and in 1967, George F. Schmidt, grandson of the founder of the business, opened the first brick-and-mortar restaurant right around the corner from the meat packing plant location. The same family still runs the business, which has been featured on TV shows like, “Man vs. Food” and features house-made bratwurst and wiener schnitzel.
  2. Richmond, Virginia’s Burger Bach sets itself apart from other burger joints for a number of reasons, but most prominent may be the fact that it is a New Zealand-inspired Gastro Pub! Gastro Pubs [Gastronomical Public House] are now popular everywhere, but New Zealand-inspired is pretty much exclusive to Burger Bach’s five locations. A “Bach” is a New Zealand term for a holiday home where family and friends choose to vacation. All their meats, including what is used to create The Hangover Cure, are imported from New Zealand. And what is a Hangover Cure? A burger topped with bacon, hot sauce, fried egg, American cheese, tomato, caramelized onions, and mayo! Be aware that this is not a medically proven treatment, but it’s definitely delicious.
  3. You don’t have to go very far in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to find the name Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in the steel industry but was also a philanthropist that fostered many cultural attractions in Pittsburg and beyond. Besides the natural history museum, there is also a Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg, not to mention New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Carnegie Natural History Museum is world-renowned, particularly for its Dinosaurs in Their Time hall, which started when Carnegie paleontologists brought back 400 crates of fossils from expeditions around the world.