O Schwarzwald, alte Heimat, wie bist du so schön.
O Black Forest, our Home, you are so beautiful.
1923. Wilhelm Metzger leaves home—home, Bavaria’s phantom firs and cider presses—for a new life in Ann Arbor. He brought with him a Teutonic work ethic and a penchant for cooking good, rib-busting food and warm beer. He, too, brought his family, and with them established a restaurant that, 82 years later, embraces the same Bavarian values. Home became Metzger’s German Restaurant, a scrubbed counter, and plates of sauerbraten, rouladen and cucumber salads. But, no matter the place, home always meant family.
It still does. Just ask John.