Germans, especially Bavarians (who are or are not Germans, depending on whom you talk to) love eating their meat and potatoes. While there, I went for a giant joint of pork with kartoffel (potato) salad. Nobody does fresh potato salad better.
Sure, the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich is a great place to sit with friends and try to avoid spraining your wrist as you suck down liter glasses of beer, but it's also a great place to eat. Filling up helps you enjoy the beer even more and fights off the eventual intoxication as well.
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Prost! for Gemütlichkeit!
Our lovely doyenne is the matriarch of a group of regulars who took us (myself and my 12 year old daughter) under their wing for a happy afternoon in this 400 year old brewery on our first day in Munich. Hofbrauhaus maintains tables for regular guests (http://www.hofbraeuhaus.de/en/03/stammtische_en.html) with whom you can enjoy the fabled vibe and quick passage to gemütlichkeit. Look for Aloisius on Saturdays and Sundays and she may be with him.
Take a Little Piece of the Hofbräuhaus Home with You
Take a little piece of Munich's most famous and one of its oldest breweries home with a souvenir from the shop found right outside the brewery. T-shirts, beer glasses, or beer steins with the Hofbräuhaus logo are all popular choices.