Local Restaurants: Authentic grub and grog featured at Oktoberfest Northwest

Oktoberfest Northwest, presented by Metro PCS kicks off its ninth year on Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 6, at the Washington Fair and Events Center. This Oktoberfest celebration has gained a loyal following by serving authentic foods and beers to festival-goers looking to experience true German cuisine. 

Event producers are pleased to announce that food and beverage choices at Oktoberfest Northwest focus on authentic choices one might find at the Oktoberfest in Munich: bratwurst, soft pretzels, schnitzel, crepes and other German entrees and snacks are featured in the food booths, while the Munich-inspired Festhalle Biergarten will pour Warsteiner Dunkel, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Paulaner Munich Lager, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Hacker Pshor Mai Bock and Snoqualmie Harvest Moon. Many of these beers are favorites throughout all of Germany, and are official beers of the Munich Oktoberfest.

Admission is free on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and half-price tickets are sold on Sunday, courtesy of The News Tribune and Alaska Airlines. Regular ticket prices are $10 and children ages 12 and under are free. 

Menu Highlights

Giggling German – Doner Kabab Sandwich (fresh flatbread filled with roasted meat or chicken topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and yogurt sauce) Black Forest Cherry Cake w/ ice cream, fresh-cut fries

Gutes Essen Haus – Pork schnitzel plate OR grilled bratwurst plate served with warm german potato salad and sweet and sour slaw, pork schnitzel sandwich, grilled bratwurst or hoagie with sauerkraut, fritas, french fries, homemade apple fritters with caramel sauce

Bruno's European Restaurant – Pickle soup served with roll, apple strudel, pork goulash over spaetzle served with red cabbage, cabbage rous (kraut rouladen) in tomato sauce served w/ roll and butter, curry wurst, bratwurst served with sauerkraut on a bun, kartoffelpuffer (potato pancake) served with apple sauce and sour cream

Zeiglers German Haus – Bratwurst, jumbo Polish sausage or spicy cheese sausage, German wieners, curly fries, hot German potato salad

Crepe Chalet - Assorted sweet & savory crepes, Souper Bowls

Shishkaberry's – Milk, dark and white chocolate-dipped fruit on a stick

Kaleenka – Assorted piroshkies: beef & cheese, smoked salmon, vegetable


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