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21 May 2006

Eat the World Cup 2014 [GROUP G]


Germany, Ghana, Portugal, United States

GERMANY:
Monday 16 June (12:00 v. Portugal)
Saturday 21 June (15:00 v. Ghana)
Thursday 26 June (12:00 v. United States)
The heavyweight champion of this category is undoubtedly Zum Schneider (107 Avenue C), the East Village beer hall that will have a line around the block even before the cleaning crew arrives in the morning. The food and beer selection here always satisfies its German contingent, and the place will be forever rocking during German matches and throughout the tournament. If that atmosphere doesn't appeal to you, try walking a few blocks to tiny Wechsler's Currywurst (120 1st Avenue, East Village), which is installing a 60" TV in anticipation of Germany's run for its fourth title. All games will be here, and despite the cozy space, this should be a fun place to enjoy excellent beers with the games, and currywurst is without a doubt the perfect food to watch a football game with. Zum Stammtisch (69-46 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, Queens) will be another excellent choice, and unlike its Bavarian Zum brother on Avenue C, should be manageable for having your own personal space. Plates of excellent food and boots of beer are always popular here.

GHANA:
Monday 16 June (18:00 v. United States)
Saturday 21 June (15:00 v. Germany)
Thursday 26 June (12:00 v. Portugal)
The Black Stars will once again have the chance to ruin any hopes and dreams of the United States, and the best place to watch that will be in the Bronx at one of a few spots with wonderful food. The best and most easily accessible to those unfamiliar with the cuisine is Papaye Restaurant (2300 Grand Concourse, Bronx), but you can also try newcomer Sanbra Door (861 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx) for the most spacious digs. Down in Brooklyn, Meytex Cafe is probably the only joint to offer you Accra Brewing's Stone Strong Lager and more of a traditional football viewing atmosphere.

PORTUGAL:
Monday 16 June (12:00 v. Germany)
Sunday 22 June (18:00 v. United States)
Thursday 26 June (12:00 v. Ghana)
The main Portuguese community in the area resides in Newark, New Jersey, and this will undoubtedly be the most rewarding place to cheer on the one man show of Ronaldo. The best place will probably be the Madrid & Lisbon Bar & Restaurant (325 Lafayette Street, Newark New Jersey), where Ronaldo jerseys hang from the wall. Also try the bar area at otherwise stuffy Coimbra (637-641 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey), a wonderful place for food and drink. Across the Hudson, and Manhattan, and 90% of Queens is some of the best food at upscale O Lavrador (138-40 101st Street, Jamaica, Queens), which promises to unbutton its collar during matches, especially on the bar side of the operation, an area already covered in red and green flags and scarves.


UNITED STATES:
Monday 16 June (18:00 v. Ghana)
Sunday 22 June (18:00 v. Portugal)
Thursday 26 June (12:00 v. Germany)
Seeing as how New York City is in the United States, it probably will not be hard to find supporters of the perpetual disappointers (spoken as a fan, I swear). The two official bars of the American Outlaws, a rowdy bunch of diehard fans and the official group of supporters for the team are Lone Star Bar & Grill (8703 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) and Jack Demsey's (36 West 33rd Street, Midtown). Both have a full bar for when that becomes necessary.