Nestled in the heart of Eat Street, the Black Forest Inn has maintained its authenticity and success for 48 years. Paying homage to their German roots, Erich Christ and his brother, Gerhard, set sail on a culinary journey back in 1965, joined by Erich’s wife, Joanne, in 1968. Their craftsmanship and strong work ethic are what have kept its doors open for decades ever since. Nowadays, something can be said for a business cultivated and rooted in family values and tradition.
As the weather warms and the days grow longer, the most sought-after seats will be outside in the coveted beer garden. The twinkle of the white lights intertwined with vine-covered passageways makes for a picturesque experience. Although the restaurant is located on a bustling city street, the calming sounds of the fountain will put you at ease. On a warm night, enjoy German alfresco with an über-sized serving of Spaten Lager or a glass of wine from the extensive selection. No matter what you choose, you’ll be treated to an enjoyable night filled with authentic German cooking in a majestic, quaint setting.
From Black Forest’s authentic, handmade spaetzel noodles to its insanely tender pork roast (teeth optional), a taste bud feeding frenzy will ensue from start to finish. Never skimp on dessert, either. The Sacher Torte (adorned with apricot glaze and chocolate ganache to boot) or Apple Strudel, the best-selling dessert, will put you in a euphoric state of mind.
This year, winter was a force to be reckoned with. Now that Mutter Nature is on our side, round up the crew and head over to the Black Forest Inn’s outdoor patio for beer, brats, and the wind in your hair. If history keeps repeating itself, this family-owned, hardworking institution will be around for another 48 years and beyond.