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October 15, 2009

Restaurants Across Long Island Celebrate Oktoberfest

For two weeks each October people gather in Munich, Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest.


The traditions and celebrations attract a crowd there and the celebration itself has spread all over the world. If you're looking for a place to celebrate on Long Island check out one of these restaurants.

Black Forest Brew Haus
2015 New Hwy.
Farmingdale, NY
(631) 391-9500
Dates: Now through October 11th
Celebration: Live music, German Specialties, Costumes and Oktoberfest beer. The live music schedule is as follows: Fri. Oct 2 - Die Spitzbaum 7-11pm; Sat. Oct 3 - John Weber Band 7-11pm; Sun. Oct 4 - Bud & Linda 1-5pm; Fri. Oct 9 - John Weber Band 7-11pm; Sat. Oct 10 - Kapella Fellas 7-11pm; and Sun. Oct - 11 Bud & Linda 1-5pm.

Desmond's Restaurant and Lounge at East Wind
5720 Route 25A
Wading River, NY
(631) 846-2335
Dates: Every Wednesday in October
The Celebration: Oktoberfest prix fixe for $19.95 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Select menu items include: Potato Soup; German Salad Trio, Sausages, Pan Sauerkraut, Mustard and Potatoes with Beer Sauce; Pan-Fried Pork Medallions with German Pasta and Wild Mushrooms; Marinated Beef Roast, Braised Red Cabbage Potato Pancakes, Apple Sauce, Sour Cream; Black Forest Cake; and Old Fashioned Bread Pudding.

Library Cafe
274 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY
(516) 752-7678
Dates: Monday, October 12 through Monday, October 26
The Celebration: For two weeks, the restaurant will offer German food specials, craft beers and German beers. There will also be a five-course Octoberfest Beer Dinner featuring Samuel Adams brews on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Josh Havey from Samuel Adams. Reservations are required.

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant
1132 Hempstead Tpke.
Franklin Square, NY
(516) 354-3131
Dates: Friday, October 9 from 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Celebration: Oktoberfest party includes complete buffet plus unlimited imported German beer, wine and soda for $42 per person. Live music by The Spitzbuam and original Enzian dancers. Reservations required.

Rowdy Hall
10 Main St. in the Parrish Mews
East Hampton, NY
(631) 324-8555
Dates: Now through October 21st.
Celebration: $19 dinner specials and Oktoberfest beer specials will be offered daily beginning at 4 p.m. featuring $6 draught beers in a Rowdy Hall commemorative beer mug. Draught beers include Becks, Spaaten Oktoberfest and Paulaner Hefeweisen. Refills in the mug are $3. Select dinner specials include: Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Bockwurst with German potato salad, sauerkraut and mustard; Kassler Rippchen with braised red cabbage and grilled apples; and Black Forrest Cake with cherries, whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Southampton Publick House
40 Bowden Square
Southampton NY
Dates: Thursday, October 8
The Celebration: Four-course beer dinner featuring a tasting house with Double White, Altbier, and IPA paired with local oysters and cheese. The dinner will include Long Island duck, local fruits and vegetables. Cost is $60 per person and includes tax and tips. Reservations required.

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro
850 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
(516) 877-2177
Dates: Every Monday in October
The Celebration: Three-course prix fixe paired with a tasting size of accompanying beer for $35. Sample menu items include: Baked Moules Platter; Herb Roasted Salmon; and Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brulee.


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