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amykragan Aug 15, 2012 09:49 AM

Looking to host a group dinner with an Octoberfest theme in October here in the Austin area. What's your go to place for German food? Wurst?

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  1. TroyTempest RE: amykragan Sep 5, 2012 11:44 AM

    My suspicion must be correct. there are no German places in town.
    About 15 years ago we went to the Walburg cafe, which was just just ok. The biergarten and oompah band was fun, but in the end it's just too far away if you want to sample some German beer, if you don't have a DD.

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      rudeboy RE: TroyTempest Sep 5, 2012 03:24 PM

      Yeah, Definitely have a DD in Williamson County!

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        singlemalt RE: rudeboy Sep 6, 2012 08:02 AM

        Well, pardon my ignorance but what is a DD, and do I possibly have it.

        Re: Kraut kraut, have you looked in New Braunfels, specifically at Friesenhaus. It is only about 40 minutes away. Otw, can't vouch for it.

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          cpencis RE: singlemalt Sep 6, 2012 08:52 AM

          DD = designated driver. Williamson County has very agressive DWI prosecution.

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            TroyTempest RE: singlemalt Sep 6, 2012 10:55 AM

            is that the place with all the animal heads on the wall on the edge of the main drag?

      2. ericthered RE: amykragan Sep 7, 2012 08:19 AM

        There are several places in Wahlberg. A new one called Dale's Essenhaus opened recently.

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          ampeg66 RE: ericthered Sep 7, 2012 08:18 PM

          Dale's has been around for quite a while. It's a fairly small menu, with nachos and fried apps, sandwiches, steaks and fish, and chicken-fried steak. We go for the burgers: thick patty, nicely caramelized on a flattop, with homemade potato chips. Schnitzel is the only German item on the menu; they have a variety of chalkboard specials, so there may be some occasional German items there. They have a biergarten and live music on weekends.

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          Rptrane RE: amykragan Sep 7, 2012 09:02 PM

          I seem to recall some German restaurant in Dripping Springs being fairly popular. Sadly I'm sketcy on the details.

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