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“O’zapft is!”
Auf zum OKTOBERFEST !
What is Oktoberfest?

Once again we proudly present
the world renowned Spaten Oktoberfest Bier
just as it is served at the fair grounds in Munich

Stein $5.00 Half Liter $7.00 Liter $13.00

Appetizers

“Oktoberfest Treat” $9.50
Munich’s most loved: the “Weisswurst”
served with a traditional Bavarian Pretzel and Bavarian sweet mustard

“Festwies’n” Delight $9.50
House made Bavarian beer cheese “Obatzda”
served with a traditional Bavarian pretzel and radish salad

“Fleischpflanzerl” $7.50
petit Bavarian meatballs served with German potato salad and tossed greens

A Bavarian “Brotzeit” $12.00
German pumpernickel & rye bread with homemade ‥Schmalz”
Black Forest Ham, German cold cuts, Limburger and Gouda cheese

... a Brez’n ... a traditional Bavarian Pretzel $2.50

Our Soup of the Day
“Bavarian potato soup”

Dinner Specials

“Therese’s Rahmschnitzel” $23.00
Pan seared pork loin steaks topped with our button mushroom cream sauce
served with cheese spätzle

“Bayerische Weißwurst” $16.00
Bavarian style Weißwurst served in a juniper berry vegetable broth
presented with a Bavarian Pretzel

“King Ludwig’s Tafelspitz” $19.00
Simmered beef brisket topped with a horseradish cream sauce
presented with julienne vegetables and parsley potatoes

“Schweinenackenbraten” $20.00
Roasted pork in an Oktoberfest beer gravey topped with sautéed onions
served with our sauerkraut and pan seared slices of pretzel dumpling

“Bayrischer Leberkäs’ ” $16.00
Sautéed finely minced meatloaf topped with roasted onions,
Oktoberfest beer gravy and a sunny side up fried egg
presented with warm German potato salad and a side of cucumber salad

“Das Riesen ~ Wies‘n ~ Schnitzel” $23.00
GIANT Wiener Schnitzel served with warm German potato salad
and a house salad on the side

* * Prices and menu items subject to change without notice * *

What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year in Munich, Germany during late September. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. It is a joyous event and an important piece of Bavarian culture. The festival is held on an area named the “Theresienwiese” (Wiese means field or meadow, of Therese). The locals in Munich fondly refer to Oktoberfest as "d’ Wiesn" because of its location, “Theresienwiese”, which was named after King Ludwig’s wife, Therese. Each year the Oktoberfest is inaugurated with a ceremonial tapping of the first barrel of Oktoberfest beer. The mayor of Munich taps the keg with as few strikes as possible. When the tap has been attached the mayor shouts, “O’zapft is!” (“it is tapped!”).
Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktober"-fest when it actually begins in September?
The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s (later King Ludwig) marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, namesake of the “Theresienwiese” festival grounds. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September. By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions, because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and stroll over “d’ Wiesn” much longer without feeling chilly.
Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.


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