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scrumptiouschef Oct 4, 2008 10:04 AM

I'm looking for Bratwurst,Bierwurst,Bockwurst,Rouladen,Red Cabbage,Potato Salad,stuff simmered in beer,seasonal Oktober beers,Black forest cakes etc.

Of course a bonus would be being served by German girls in "traditional garb" but if the food's good I can stomach having it brought to table by a husky German man named Horst...but only if the food is exemplary.

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    budgethound Oct 2, 2011 09:42 AM

    figured this was as good a time as any to bring up Oktoberfest specials in/around Austin

    Sat, Oct 1 [Did anyone go?!]
    Whip In
    $3 oktoberfests & pumpkin beers; homemade sausages
    http://whipin.com/WHIPTOBERFESTIN2011.htm

    Thu, Oct 13
    Zax
    brats & sauerkraut; polka music @ 7 pm
    http://www.zaxaustin.com/news

    Fri, Oct 14; Sat, Oct 15
    Nuernberg Brauhaus
    special menu; polka music
    http://www.nbg-brauhaus.com/Calendar.html

    Sat, Oct 22; Sun, Oct 23
    NxNW
    bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, red cabbage, pretzels, cobblers; music, kids' activities
    http://nxnwbrew.com/events/oktoberfest/

    Of course, one could also venture out to Walburg, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and beyond!
    http://www.walburgrestaurant.com/inde...

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      Big Tip Sep 28, 2009 11:09 AM

      The Bakehouse on Manchaca Rd would fit your bill perfectly. They have everything you ask for in your request and a nice deck "biergarten" too.

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      1. re: Big Tip
        TroyTempest Sep 28, 2009 12:55 PM

        What German beers do they carry?

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          stgrove Sep 28, 2009 05:36 PM

          I don't know that the Bakehouse has a biergarten exactly, more like a small deck off the parking lot. Last time I went (for breakfast, albeit) the food was pretty mediocre.

          1. re: stgrove
            bubbleboy79 Sep 28, 2009 08:20 PM

            The Oktoberfest menu for Bakehouse may be found here: http://www.austinbakehouse.com/images...

            The site confirms that they have several German beers and wines, and have added more for Oktoberfest, but the only draft option mentioned on the homepage is Spaten Oktoberfest (four dollars, 20 oz.).

            Having never dined there, and having read mixed reviews, I'd be curious to hear if anyone tries the Oktoberfest offerings.

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              The Tres Leches Sep 29, 2009 10:46 AM

              I did Oktoberfest at the Bakehouse last year. Had the Wiener Schnitzel. It's like all the food there. It's OK, but not great. I got my $12 worth. The red cabbage is very sour and the warm German Potato salad was just OK.

              If it gives you any indication, the Bakehouse was a finalist to be put on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares but did not get picked.

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          weegums Oct 21, 2008 12:07 PM

          If you have never been to the beer garden in Walburg, it's worth the trip. The one time I ate there it was decent. The many times I had a beer(s) the atmosphere was great.

          http://www.walburgrestaurant.com/

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            angusb Oct 22, 2008 11:07 AM

            weegums, are you recommending a specific event that takes place there, or is it just a general recommendation for stopping by the restaurant/beer garden anytime?

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            cecilymary Oct 4, 2008 07:10 PM

            Flying Saucer tonight till 10

            1. amykragan Oct 4, 2008 01:00 PM

              Wurstfest in New Braunfels starts on Oct. 31st and has all kinds of German vittles & music.

              I also think Zax pints is doing a German menu

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                scrumptiouschef Oct 5, 2008 10:15 AM

                amykragan
                thanks for the info

                http://www.wurstfest.com/

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