The big bald tattooed guy working for the valet parking at the hotel backed up Craig's decision that our families' breakfasts would be had at Wolff's Biergarten. Fact: big men with bald heads and tattoos often have a strong sense of what makes for a good breakfast.
The scene was decidedly un-Ontarian where alcohol may not be served until 11 am. At 9:15 in the morning, the crowd was well into the early games from Germany and England. The five kids in our group caused no one concern as the hefes and dunkels were passed across the bar side by side with coffee. Stacks of pancakes kept them quiet as the former fire station turned into a garage of picnic tables and beer watched the games. Goals caused eruptions of belly deep roars of approval while kids played tag in bright summer sunlight.