Pilsener Haus & Biergarten’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest – 9/26 to 10/25

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest – 9/26 to 10/25

Beer SteinsThe area’s most authentic Biergarten kicks off Oktoberfest Friday, September 26th with a Ramstein keg-tapping and Bavarski, NYC’s Bad Boys of Polka!

Pilsener Haus‘ Viennese Chef Thomas Ferlesch (formerly of Café des Artistes) offers a special, traditional Oktoberfest menu all month:

Sautéed Chicken Paillard – asparagus, Prager-Schinken (Prague Ham), Fontina cheese, roasted summer potatoes.

Faschierter Braten – country style meatloaf, creamy mushroom sauce served with cucumber, beet and lentil salad.

Schweinshaxen Für Zwei – roasted pork shank for two, Polish pickles, Bavarian mustard, horseradish, kraut salad (served Fridays, Saturdays, some Sundays).

Oktoberfest menu here.

Full bier list here.

Every Friday and Saturday of Oktoberfest, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten features live Polka bands like

Alex Meixner, The Hardest-Working Man In Polka (October 4th & 17th) and The Incredible Polka Floyd Show Pink Floyd Tribute (October 18th).

Never a cover charge. Full schedule here.

1422 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ. (201) 683-5465.

Cheers,

Veronique

Cru Meets Brew Charity Wine Dinner – 10/16

Cru Meets Brew Charity Wine Dinner – 10/16

Cru Meets Brew

Cru Meets Brew will be held on Thursday 10/16 as a five-course, collaborative wine and beer-paired menu is created by some of the area’s top chefs. Wines and beers are provided by Sharon Sevrens of Montclair’s Amanti Vino and the Chefs participating are: Chef Anthony Bucco, Special Guest Chef Christopher Ryan Arturo, Red Eye Cafe […]

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Anthony David’s Chef’s Counter Tastings are Back

Anthony David’s Chef’s Counter Tastings are Back

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Starting September 22, Chef Anthony Pino of Anthony David’s is starting up his popular Chef’s Counter Tasting menu again. Available every Monday through December, 10 lucky diners can experience a 5-course dinner prepared counter-side by Chef Pino for $100/person including tax & gratuity. To reserve, email info@anthonydavids.com. 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ. Cheers, Veronique

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Thomas Ciszak & Todd Villani‏ Chefs Collaboration Dinners

Thomas Ciszak & Todd Villani‏ Chefs Collaboration Dinners

Thomas Ciszak

Chefs Thomas Ciszak and Todd Villani are teaming up for a pair of dinners showcasing fall flavors at their respective restaurants Chakra and Terre à Terre this October. All the produce will be sourced from local New Jersey farms including Bracco Farms, Terhune Orchards and Shibumi Farm. October 6 at Chakra (144 W. State Rte 4, […]

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2013 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio

2013 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio

Villa Puccini

Palest yellow in the glass, this easy-drinking wine is both affordable and food friendly. Both the aromas and flavors are light with floral and tropical notes that would make it ideal for a sipper before a meal or for pairing with light dishes. The finish is dry and clean. Pairings: Aperitif, light fish and seafood […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Cumin Yogurt Dressing

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Cumin Yogurt Dressing

Eggplants

Last week, my Bracco Farms CSA was beautifully filled with various eggplants. I love eggplants but don’t cook many meals with them besides the old eggplant parmesan favorite. While looking at delicious-looking photos of eggplants on Pinterest (are we connected there?), I found this uber simple yet delicious recipe that will now become part of […]

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest Featuring Francis Mallmann

29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest Featuring Francis Mallmann

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Did you know the original German tradition was to kick off Oktoberfest in September? Crystal Springs’ Oktoberfest returns from 9/20 – 9/21 at Mountain Creek Resort (200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ). The largest Oktoberfest in New Jersey attracts over 12,000 people annually and features dozens of German beers and sausages, spit fire roasted whole animals, live music and games for […]

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Sfixio – Italian Fare at Its Los Angeles Best

Sfixio – Italian Fare at Its Los Angeles Best

Sfixio Dining Room

While on a business trip to Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of dining at Sfixio, an incredible restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills. I found this little gem with a non-descript façade from some fellow food writers who’d discovered it and claimed it’s the best Italian food they’ve […]

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5 Wines to Enjoy on Labor Day Weekend

5 Wines to Enjoy on Labor Day Weekend

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Summer’s almost over and we all have one last ‘official’ barbecue in our future – Labor Day Weekend! Here are five wines to uncork during your holiday celebrations that are easily found at your local wine shop and are certain to please your guests: 2012 Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho Red ($10): Berry fruit aromas with […]

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5 Easy Labor Day Weekend Dishes

5 Easy Labor Day Weekend Dishes

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I love a reason to BBQ and have friends over, so Labor Day is one of my favorite foodie holidays. Labor Day weekend is also a reminder that summer’s coming to an end and a perfect time to fire up the grill. Here are 5 easy recipes ideal for any Labor Day weekend BBQs: 1.      World’s Best […]

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