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BEST RESTAURANT FOR ROMANCE

Black Forest Inn

When one thinks "romance," one does not usually think "beer garden," but if you can snag a spot on the Black Forest Inn's outdoor patio in the summer, you and your sun-dappled sweetie (or sweetie-to-be) will be basking in it. As shadows play fetchingly on your darling's face, try a beer sampler (a neat array of tiny beer shots), or share a plate of tangy paprika schnitzel. The fresh multigrain rolls, served with sweet butter, are also particularly good. Afterward, feed him or her warm apple strudel—or, if the heady combination of sunshine and sauerkraut gets the best of you, retreat to the dark, Germanic bar for a sweet dessert of kisses near the taps dispensing all that delicious imported German beer. Then again, if you happen to steal a kiss between courses, probably no one will notice—your cover will be the sweet sounds of the burbling fountain and the happy chatter of other sun-dappled, or later, streetlight-dappled, diners.

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