Fleetwood German Club to Visit Deitsch Eck

Posted on January 29, 2014 by

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On 14 March 2014, Fleetwood’s German Club plans on visiting the Deitsch Eck Restaurant to experience local German culture.

The restaurant was built in the late 1700s and was known as the Washington hotel, but it was destroyed in a fire in the 1900s. It was then bought by Johnny Ott in the 1930s and it was ran as a restaurant, bar, and hotel, according to the restaurant’s official website.

“Although I can’t attend, I think it’s a good experience to have the opportunity to try different German foods,” senior Rachel Looker said.

Ott died in 1964, and the Peters brothers, who lived in Lenhartsville, began operating the place. In 1966, Donald Greth bought it, and he and his wife operated the place until the 1970s, when it was purchased by Deitsch eck Hotel and Restaurant Inc.

“I looked into having an authentic dining experience, and a student suggested it. It’s a Pennsylvanian German/Dutch restaurant. So far we ordered a tentative dinner that will be served family style: dishes on the table, and students help themselves,” German teacher Christine Moll said.

“I’m a vegetarian, so I’m not going to go,” senior Tessa Swider said.

“There will be two main dishes with five sides. There will be chicken pot pie and pig stomach, and there will also be potato filling, lettuce with hot bacon dressing, buttered corn, and pepper cabbage.  For dessert, there will be pie,” Moll said.

During the 1990s, there were plans to move the museum and artifacts to the KU heritage center so the Dutch way of life would stay alive. Steve Stetzler was asked to manage the restaurant, and, in 1997, the restaurant was sold to him.  He remains the current chef and owner.

“I’m very excited for the food,” junior Mike Wamsher said.

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