Here is a little history lesson about my family. My moms side of the family is a mixed bag known as "Hienz 57." Now my dad, his side is as German as it gets. My Oma and Opa , German for grandma and grandpa, are straight from Germany, not sure if a boat was involved but I know they ended up here!

So when I heard there was a German schnitzel place opening up right here in Kalamazoo, I was ecstatic to try it. Little did I know, Aaron, somebody who I know from the hobby shop I frequent, had ties to the restaurant. He approached me one day asking if I did food photography, and then explained that his mother had opened the restaurant. I couldn't wait to show who I now know as Frankie, all my abilities and what I could do for them.

Pork Schnitzel with spaetzle made from scratch and potato salad.

It's easy to think that I just needed the work and I was confident I could deliver, but it was much more then that. I really felt that this type of restaurant could be a gem for Kalamazoo for years to come. As I live here, year after year, I find that I want to use my photography to not only make a living but give to this community that has been so kind to me since day one! And I really think I can.

The smiles really show how fun and relaxing the atmosphere truly is!

The smiles really show how fun and relaxing the atmosphere truly is!

The shoot went fantastic and I met some awesome people like Scott who is a co-owner and Miranda who gave lots of energy to the place. Everything that Frankie was churning out looked fantastic. I myself would recommend anything on the menu, but I had my eye on one of my German favorites, Sauerbraten.

I devoured this Sauerbraten. I cant wait to have it again!

Another reason I think this place has lasting power is their willingness to adapt. They found very early on they had a varied customer base when it came to dietary preferences. Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, you name it.

This is only one of their many, MANY alternate dishes to accommodate all their patrons.

This is only one of their many, MANY alternate dishes to accommodate all their patrons.

So regardless if you are looking for an old favorite, or are looking to see what the Chau Haus can offer, I highly recommend you get yourself to the Kalamazoo Mall right downtown and try their food. You won't regret it! Follow the Chau Haus link here for more information, and enjoy the other fabulous dishes below! Thanks for all the Likes, Love, and Shares!

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