One of the top events I'd love to attend is Oktoberfest. I've been to Munich, got to experience the local beer scene and really enjoyed the city. I rarely return to a city or country I've already visited but for Oktoberfest I'd go back to Munich in a heartbeat.
This year I had a break from work coinciding with Oktoberfest. I found out about it pretty much last minute. I considered trying to get to Germany for Oktoberfest but there were a couple of problems with this plan- Kim was not off from work and flights were very expensive or not available with miles. After weighing my options, I gave up on the idea of going this year and figured that I would eventually get there.
Oktoberfest is a Munich event celebrated all around the world. There were various events going on in the New York area but they didn't seem to fit our schedule. Then I read about a fun, little event at one of my favorite burger places- Shake Shack.
(Check out my post about the Shake Shack Grand Opening in Brooklyn HERE)
Shake Shack is currently holding an event called Shacktoberfest (October 12- 21) but
it's not a big tent, drink a ton of beer kind of thing. They are offering a special German- inspired menu! This sounded like the perfect event for Kim and I to check out with Lucas this past weekend .
|Waiting to order|
From the special Shacktoberfest Menu I ordered a few items. (not all for me!)
- The Cheddar Brat Burger- "A burger topped with a flat-top griddled cheddar bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister ale marinated shallots and Shack Sauce."
- Currywurst- "Our spin on the Oktoberfest classic. Served on a toasted potato roll and topped with crispy ShackMeister ale marinated shallots and curry ketchup".
- German Chocolate Pecan Concrete- "Chocolate frozen custard blended with coconut- pecan caramel and chocolate truffle cookie dough".
|Cheddar Brat Burger|
|German Chocolate Pecan Concrete|
The concrete did not disappoint. The flavors were amazing and it really did taste like German chocolate cake.
If you happen to be near a Shake Shack, I'd definitely recommend stopping by and trying out some of the items from the Shacktoberfest menu. Overall the food was very good and the beer wasn't a bad deal either. A twenty-five ounce Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest beer in a really nice stein (that you get to keep) for $10 is a very sweet deal!