Suppenküche Celebrates 20 Years

This Thursday night, Suppenküche will mark a big milestone — 20 years in business.

When the restaurant opened in 1993, the Chronicle's Michael Bauer declared it "the home of some of the best German food you'll find in the city," noting that it "offers much more than good food: It's a friendly environment in which to mingle with a new crowd and relax."

In our opinion that still holds true today, a full two decades later.

To celebrate the achievement, Suppenküche has plenty of fun in store for Thursday night. The Biergarten will be closed, and Suppenküche's regular service for the night will be canceled. Instead, they'll have "a special menu, special bier, special music, special T-shirts, special gifts, special decor and special friends." Special!

Also, there will be gnome costumes. Really.

Everyone is invited to attend, though as with most nights at Suppenküche, expect the place to be packed. That's this Thursday night, May 16th, from 5pm till closing.

Congratulations in advance, Suppenküche, on twenty years in the neighborhood!