Oktoberfest Menu: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
This time of year brings with it two of my favorite things: drinking Paulaner Salvator and saying the word "schnitzel." If they happen concurrently, all the better.
"Schnitzel" is just a fun word to me. It's so decidedly German sounding, but it lacks the heavy vowel sounds that make so much of the language sound authoritative and demanding. The resurgence of references to schnitzel alone are reason enough for me to welcome Oktoberfest.
Starting tomorrow, and running through Nov. 1, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will be one among the many up-sell Oktoberfest specials. However, I have to say that its pretzel-crusted pork schnitzel (tee-hee!) and Oktoberfest beer flights are intriguing. Lazy Dog put together an "Old World vs. New World" sampler, pitting classic malty Oktoberfest brews against contemporary formulations, including a Dunkel from Mission Brewery.
4th Annual Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest: Churchill's Pub
I regret to report that I have not been delivering on one of my New Beer's resolutions, namely tackling the sour. My palate is no more acclimated to that style, and my general dislike of it remains. However, the only thing I hate more than sours is cancer. So it's this Saturday when the enemy of my enemy is my friend
Churchill's annual benefit for cancer research will feature a redonkulous list of bottled and draft sours, including this and last year's Lost Abbey’s Churchill’s Finest Sour.
Don't fret if you can't make it in on Saturday. Many of the sours will be available for a full week afterward, though it will only be the draft options.