It is once again our favorite time of year, Oktoberfest is upon us! Schaller & Weber would like to cordially invite you to our Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 4th in Astoria, NY. But don’t worry if you can’t make it,just grab yourself an Oktoberfest Pack and read Maxim’s guide to Oktoberfest.
Landbrot Bakery and Bar has arrived on the Lower East Side and in the West Village! There’s a lot to love about this chic restaurant: they’re open late, it’s spacious and of meticulous decor, you can sit outside, their list of cakes fills nearly 11” of menu, and their selection of German craft beers aligns perfectly with our taste.
In New York, we are eagerly awaiting the opening of Reichenbach Hall, gearing up to be Manhattan’s largest indoor beer hall and restaurant on W. 37th St. Twin Reichenbachs Keith and Willy are the bros. behind Hop Devil Grill in the East Village, so we know they know how to facilitate a good time.
If you haven’t heard, biergarten and restaurant Loreley has done so well on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that it will soon be expanding to the West Coast, starting with a new location in Los Angeles. They’ll be bringing with them their loved beer list and the strong tradition of Schaller & Weber, so be sure to visit if you’re in town.
The Globe European Delicatessen is a small, family-owned market and meat counter in Costa Mesa, CA. A 40-year-plus operation, the place packs more punch than most outposts of its size, offering fresh bratwursts, rouladen, and sauerkraut; some of the best German mustards, condiments, and sweets; and an impressive selection of imported bottled beer.
If you thought breakfast for dinner was the greatest thing since eggs on toast, wait ‘til you hear about breakfast shots, recipe courtesy of Das Bierhaus in Burlington, VT (thank you for this, by the way).
A quote from Das Bierhaus’ dinner menu: “We dedicate 100% of our draft lines to German biers.” Alright, looks like my work here is done…see ya in Burlington.
Raleigh, NC, is home to a rich food culture, and Capital Club 16 on Martin St. is one exemplary standby for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Before the trend of the contemporary biergarten took hold in New York, restaurateur Michael Momm had planted Loreley’s roots on Rivington St. on the Lower East Side.
Between the clientele (not to name-drop or anything, but, Lou Reed! Lou Reed!), eclectic vintage wall hangings preserved from the space’s previous occupant, Le Zinc, and the beautifully executed German-Austrian menu, chef Kurt Gutenbrunner’s restaurant Blaue Gans in TriBeCa remains a staple for consistently enjoyable, unpretentious, and authentic cuisine.
Shacktoberfest is that special time of year when friends and family come together under the bright city lights for an unforgettable meal, ein prosit or two, and, to top it off, incredible custards blended with traditional German flavors (last year’s German Chocolate Concrete: are you kidding me??).
A recent and welcome addition to the neighborhood is The Pitch & Fork, a new American tavern from Jacques Ouari, the owner of Jacques 1534 in NoLIta.
Oktoberfest is underway at historic Bear Mountain. Open and free to the public on weekends through October 27, including Columbus Day, Bear Mountain makes the perfect jaunt from the city.
There’s a long weekend coming up, and some of you might be heading up to Montauk. If so, we strongly advise you to stop by Zum Schneider, one of our favorite outposts in the area.
We welcome to Park Slope the quintessential German beer hall, and one of majestic proportions and intent at that. Recently opened on St. Marks Place between 4th and 5th Avenues, Die Koelner Bierhalle serves up some 70-odd beers with at least 30 on tap, including one of our favorites, Kölsch, straight from Cologne.