Black Forest Inn: The Tour

It's no real surprise that Erich and Joanne Christ's Black Forest Inn will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in May. Erich's German work ethic and the Minnesota one of "south Minneapolis gal" Joanne, who manages the front-of-house, wouldn't allow for anything less. They're celebrating in style: May 15, 16, and 17 will be full of music, beer, movies, games, and more at the restaurant, parking lot, and banquet space. Summit Brewing will provide a special beer for the weekend, and local bands and a neighborhood parade highlight the Saturday events. Sunday is family day; there will be games and movies for the kids and music throughout the day. The party is free and open to the public. PHOTOS BY ALMA GUZMAN