Get your lederhosen on, but the stein is not necessary, unless you're hitting the Harmon next Friday night for the bring-your-own-beer-mug night. Three Tacoma restaurants will have Oktoberfest events this week and next. They are:
Bruno's European Restaurant10716 A St., Tacoma, 253-719-7181, brunoseuropeanrestaurant.comWhen: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28 and Sunday Sept. 29, 2013
The Parkland restaurant featured earlier this year on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives will host its third Oktoberfest this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Live music by Sylvia's Band, a yodeling contest, pretzel eating, the chicken dance (who can resist?) and beer drinking from a boot. The restaurant features a menu of home-style German and European fare. Three things you don't want to miss at Bruno's: potato pancakes, schnitzel and frikadelle. Read more about Bruno's here. You can also check out Bruno's at Oktoberfest Northwest Oct. 4-6 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Check out last year's coverage of that event here.
Harmon Brewery and Eatery1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-383-2739, harmonbrewingco.comWhen: Sept. 30-Oct. 4Two things coinciding at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery a - a week-long Oktoberfest and the Tacoma brewery's 16th anniversary. Oktoberfest starts next Monday and continues through Friday. The big event will be a brewer's dinner Thursday Oct. 3, reservations are required (see the menu at the bottom of this post). Here's what's planned:Monday Sept. 30: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-close and $3 steak night, live music from Steve StefanowiczTuesday: Free giant pretzelsWednesday: Oktoberfest Trivia and Weinerschnitzel.Thursday: 16th Annual Brew master’s dinner (reservations required)Friday: Bring your own mug night (24-ounce maximum, pay the price of a pint)
Johnny's Dock1900 E. D. St., Tacoma, 253-627-3186, johnnysdock.comWhen: Now through Oct. 26
Beginning today through October, Johnny's Dock will offer this Oktoberfest menu at lunch and dinner:
COMING SOON:For your October calendar, more Oktoberfest events. Mark your calendars:* Oktoberfest Northwest, Oct. 4-6 at the Puyallup fairgrounds. oktoberfestnw.com* Wingman Brewers Taproom Oktoberfest, Oct. 19. Three pumpkin beers, loads of fun.
Here's the menu from the Harmon for the Oct. 3 Brewmaster's dinner at the Harmon:
1st course-- Assorted meats and cheeses paired with the St Helens IPA (salami, capacolla, a blue cheese and a sharp cheddar)
2nd Course--Arcadian mixed green leaf and pears tossed in a house made maple vinaigrette dressing, topped with candied pecans and blue cheese crumbles, paired with Oatmeal Pale Ale
3rd course-- A sampling of bratwurst, knockwurst, and a cilantro chickenwurst served with sauerkraut and porter beer mustard and paired with North Cascades IPA
4th Course--Red wine marinated, pan seared and roasted beef short ribs. Served over a bed of silky baby red potatoes and topped with a cognac demi glaze and served grilled pencil asparagus. Paired with the Fall Ball Red Ale
5th Course--Vanilla ice cream whipped together with praline chunks and a caramel swirl topped with housemade praline pieces. Paired with Pumpkin Spice Blonde Ale.