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A man walks into the Old World bar and orders three beers.

The bartender brings him the three beers, and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third, until they're gone.

He then orders three more and the bartender says, "Sir, I know you like them cold, so you can start with one, and I'll bring you a fresh one as soon as you're low."

The man says, "You don't understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the Ireland. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night, we'd still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three beers, too, and we're drinking together."

The bartender thinks it's a wonderful tradition, and every week he sets up the guy's three beers. Then one week, the man comes in and orders only two. He drinks them and then orders two more. The bartender says sadly, "Knowing your tradition, I'd just like to just say that I'm sorry you've lost a brother."

The man replies, "Oh, my brothers are fine -- I just quit drinking."
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Los Salazar (http://www.lossalazarmusic.com/) is one of the most popular Mariachi Bands on the event website gigmasters. They played for the Mr & Mrs Smith wedding at Old World Huntington Beach on April 25th, 2014.

Playing on the outside patio, infront of 250+ guests, Los Salazar was the perfect music backdrop as they enjoyed cocktails on the outside patio, before the wedding reception moved into the large festival hall for a great evening of entertainment and an authentic Fajita Style Banquet.

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Smith for trusting us with your wedding reception and thanks to Los Salazar for the wonderful authentuc mexican music.

See these other videos from Los Salazar
http://youtu.be/2JfmC6hMi-Y
http://youtu.be/ujWCs5SqP4E
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Congratulations to #RealMadrid for their win against our local favorite FC Bayern München We will be screening the finals and it should be a great game! #UEFA
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We are a bit disappointed that Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 1-0 yesterday, but Real Madrid look like they have the form to go all the way to the finals.

What do you guys think?
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Easter in Germany! Happy Easter everyone!
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Alles Gute zum Muttertag! (Happy Mother’s Day!)

Mutterliebe ist Frieden. Sie braucht weder erworben, noch verdient zu werden. (Motherly love is Peace. It does not need to be deserved or to be acquired.)

What did you do for your mom today?
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Mother's Day around the World.

Here's how Mum's are celebrated for Mother's Day around the World, if they can't make it to Old World, Huntington Beach.

In England, Mother’s Day, known as Mothering Sunday, is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter). The holiday has roots back as far as the 13th Century, when the term ‘mothering’ described returning to your ‘mother church where you were baptized. This was the one day servants were given the day off and they would often pick wildflowers for their mums on the way home.

The holiday has now become a secular event, and the term Mother’s Day has replaced the term ‘Mothering Sunday’ in most cases. If you attend Church in England on that day, it’s still quite typical for the children to be given small bunches of flowers to give to their mother. In the UK, there is a tradition of making a rich almond cake for mothers called 'Mothering Cake' or 'Simnel Cake' on Mother's Day.

If you want to give mum a Mothering Cake ‘Old World’ style, check out our German Bakery and selection of cakes. We’ll be sending out a special offer for Mother’s at the end of the week and you can use this in our German Bakery if you join us for a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday.

Special Note: If your Mum is in England and you missed ‘Mothering Sunday’ you won’t be able to use the excuse about it being on a different day in the US after next week - so don’t delay – send her flowers, while for the rest of us, we can go to Old World for a wonderful ‘All you can Eat’ Sunday Brunch
Mexico adopted the Mother’s Day holiday quite soon after it became official in the US. Today, Mother’s Day (Día de las Madres) takes place on May 10. The day starts with mass at the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and after the service mothers are presented a breakfast of tamales and atole, a hot drink made from hominy. When the holiday falls during the week, moms go to their children’s school, where skits and dances are performed in their honor.

Mother’s Day events in Japan surrounded the birthday of the Empress Kōjun, born March 6th until after the war, where they adopted the 2nd Sunday in May as the official Mother’s Day. The holiday has taken on all the western trappings you’d expect, including gifts and flowers.

France used the holiday to encourage Motherhood, as low birth rates caused alarm as long ago as the 1800’s, where mother’s of large families were celebrated. During World War I, so many American servicemen sent mail to their mums for the holiday; a French Postcard was created especially for the occasion. In 1950, Fête des Mères became an official holiday, which French families celebrate on the last Sunday in May (or, sometimes, the first Sunday in June). While birth rates in the US continue to decline, I think my mum would rather have the Sunday Brunch.

Egypt adopted the official holiday for Mother’s Day back in 1956, but it was only as late as 1943 that the Mother’s Day custom was given attention after the author of a book heard a story of a Mother’s life long sacrifice for her son who abandoned her. Today, classic Egyptian songs are played on March 21st throughout Egypt.

Ethiopian families celebrate Mother’s Day at the end of the rainy season and by having Mum cook a meal? Huh! While others bring the food, Mum still does the work. At least they do sing traditional songs and the girls and women dance. If you’re not adopting the Ethiopian Mother’s Day traditions and having Mum cook, you might like to take Mum out to a Mother’s Day All You Eat Sunday Brunch at Old World.

http://www.oldworld.ws/mothers-day-brunch-huntington-beach.html
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Have you been to Germany?? Get nostalgic with us and sample our great menu, beer selection and European marketplace!
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BE PREPARED!!!

(its mothers day soon!) share this with someone you know will forget!

If you are looking to really treat your mom, come down to our Old World Sunday Brunch. Enjoy our Unlimited Champagne, All You Can Eat Sunday Brunch - May 11th
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Saturday is National Pretzel Day! We will be giving free mini pretzel sticks away in the deli in recognition of the holiday! So get down here for your free pretzel!!

The Pretzel,” monks invented the pretzel sometime between the fifth and seventh centuries. Idling with leftover strips of dough, the monk-baker supposedly twisted and turned them until they resembled a person’s arms crossed in prayer, traditional posture for prayer in those days. The brother monks approved the tidbits, and began using them as rewards for the children under their tutelage. The monks used the inter-connected sections of the “pretzel” to help the children understand the Christian Trinity of “Father, Son and Holy Ghost.” Their success with the re-shaped crusts spread to monasteries far and wide, and soon the pretzel became an important symbol in church life, thought to bring good fortune, prosperity and spiritual wholeness to those who ate them. It wasn’t long before pretzels were introduced into the wedding ceremony:the couple wished upon and broke a pretzel like a wishbone, then ate it to signify their oneness. During the 1500’s, the city of Vienna was under siege by Ottoman Turks. Prevented in their efforts to break through the city’s walled fortifications, the Turks began tunneling below ground. Pretzel bakers, working through the night, heard the strange noises in the cellars, and notified the guard. The city was saved, and the grateful emperor awarded the pretzel bakers an honorary coat of arms! The first American pretzel bakery started when a kindly baker gave a drifter a free meal in the 1850’s. In turn, the drifter gave the baker a recipe for European pretzels, and soon became employed as the baker’s apprentice. As they whipped up batches of a new style of pretzel, they won the honor of baking and selling the first hard and crusty version of the Pennsylvania Dutch hard pretzel. German children had other connections to the pretzel, too. They tied pretzels on a string around their necks at the beginning of a new year for prosperity, health and good fortune.

Largest pretzel ever baked:40 lbs, 5-feet across,

http://www.oldworld.ws/history-of-german-soft-pretzels.html
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Places to visit in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria.

More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

Neuschwanstein Castle as seen from Marienbrücke
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7561 Center Ave #49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
7561 Center AveUSCAHuntington Beach92647
(714) 895-8020oldworld.ws
$$German Restaurant, European Restaurant
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Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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A little bit of Germany in the heart of Orange County. We have Oktoberfest every year, and Dachshund races every month. The European Market,  Bakery and Deli stocks fine imported products year round.
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German food hall offering classic dishes like schnitzels, along with beer, baked goods & gifts.- Google
People talk about traditional german, german and austrian, all-you-can-eat, shot girls and wiener dog races
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Stephen Holder
reviewed 8 months ago
Great sausages, and good selection of German beer.
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Christian Kurzke
reviewed a year ago
Good old-fashioned German food... and service. Just like back home.
M Janas
reviewed a year ago
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Timmay Bekmaz
reviewed a year ago
Oktoberfest was over priced food and beer. 10 dollars a pint!? The pretzel was cold and stale.... the German band knew 3 songs that's it...
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Josh Lake
reviewed 4 years ago
Went a few weeks ago and had a less than ideal experience. The cover was expensive...for cheaper drinks right? Nope, instead, $10 and $8 or $9 shots. The music wasn't even live. What a waste.
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reviewed 2 years ago
I agree with Josh! It is way to expensive for what you get. I would pay $10 for a beer if it's the original German Oktoberfest beer mug (1 Liter! = 34oz!!) but instead you get a cheep plastic cup of like 14oz or so. Just not worth it. And you have to wait long in line - depending on which day you go. The food is not too great either. I will definitely not ever go there again. The Old World Village itself is very nice. I have been there and at the restaurants a few times, so I was looking forward to this Oktoberfest experience......but got disappointed.
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Disliked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value