Cue Redding Roadhouse. During our recent impromptu lunch at Redding Roadhouse we saw the flyer outlining their month-long Oktoberfest festivities. After enjoying our lunch so much we knew we had to add just one more German fest to this year's calendar. It just so happened that last Sunday they invited us to join a group of bloggers as their Oktoberfest guests.
For the entire month of the October you can enjoy German fare and drink at Redding Roadhouse. There's a special menu of German favorites like wursts, schnitzel and spaetzle. Plus, lots o' beer with flights of three German and US craft brews for $12.
When we arrived on the rainy, blustery Sunday afternoon the bar was hopping so ordering a beer while we waited for our table was a no-brainer. I chose a pint of Half Full Pumpkin Ale rimmed with cinnamon sugar. Brilliant idea!
|Crunchy potato pancakes|
Did I mention there was beer? Spaten Oktoberfest came next to my glass.
|Burgoo - a German immigrant stew|
|Another beer? Yes please!|
At 4pm the Oompah band started up. As the beer flowed and the band played there was much smiling, laughing, singing and clinking of glasses.
But, wait there was more food.
|Sauerbraten - sweet, sour and amazingly tender|
|smoked bratwurst, weisswurst, brauernwurst|
with red cabbage and sauerkrat
More beer? Why, yes please. The final beer the day was Oktoberfest by Thomas Hooker.
As a palate cleanser after all that beer and meat they served a light, fresh salad at the end of the meal.
Rounding out an afternoon of decadence was a piece of apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
The Redding Roadhouse Oktoberfest celebration ends on October 27th. Go there. Bring friends. It's a boisterious good time!
And, hey if you want to see even more photos from Redding Roadhouse Oktoberfest visit Local Food Rocks on Facebook.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. The meal was free of charge. The opinions contained herein are my own and reflect my experience. Your own may differ.
406 Redding Road . West Redding, CT
Facebook: Redding Roadhouse
Oktoberfest ends Oct. 27th
Sunday, 11am-10pm Brunch starts at 11am
Photos by Renato Ghio