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Oct 4, 2008 10:04 AM

Oktoberfest Menus,Events,Food Parties...

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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  1. 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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    1. Flying Saucer tonight till 10

      1. 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.

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        1. re: weegums

          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?

        2. 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

              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

                The Oktoberfest menu for Bakehouse may be found here:

                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.

                1. re: bubbleboy79

                  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.

            2. 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

              Thu, Oct 13
              brats & sauerkraut; polka music @ 7 pm

              Fri, Oct 14; Sat, Oct 15
              Nuernberg Brauhaus
              special menu; polka music

              Sat, Oct 22; Sun, Oct 23
              bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, red cabbage, pretzels, cobblers; music, kids' activities

              Of course, one could also venture out to Walburg, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and beyond!