Sunday, May 19, 2024

Get Your Oktoberfest On!

It’s time for beer and brats and sauerkraut and the Chicken Dance. Well, we’re in for the food, at least. Here are local top spots to celebrate:

American German Club of the Palm Beaches

This annual celebration on the second and third weekends in October means bratwurst, schnitzel, lots and lots of brews, liquor, schnapps and foot-stomping, skirt-swinging folk dancing. Starts Oct. 12 through Oct. 21. 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth; americangermanclub.org

Biergarten Boca Raton

The celebration here usually lasts until around Halloween, and why not? This restaurant is an annual big-time participant in Oktoberfest, and that has included beer sampling, a pig roast, battle of the bands, costume contest and more. 309 Via De Palmas #90, Boca Raton; biergartenboca.com

Butcher Shop

Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 14 is the SEcond Annual Oktoberfest at Butcher Shop! Menu specials include veal schnitzel with spaetzle ($20), beer-braised pork shank with mashed potato and sauerkraut ($24), sausage platter ($15), large Bavarian pretzel ($10), beer bratwurst with fries ($12) and apple strudel ($9). Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to enjoy the backyard with guests. 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach, Florida; 561/812-2336; butchershopbeergarden.com

Yard House

Through Oct. 28, specials on beers and German-inspired food will fill you up. On the Oktoberfest menu are pretzels, a currywurst poutine, double pork burger, chicken schnitzel and limited-production “steins of the week” for sale. You can also enter a contest to win a trip to Oktoberfest 2019 in Germany. All locations, yardhouse.com


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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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