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Guide to Oktoberfest NYC 2015

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Fall Foods, Oktoberfest

It’s always startling how abruptly seasons change — one second, we’re sipping frozen daiquiris on a beach somewhere, and the next, we’re knocking down steins of beer during Oktoberfest. All we can say is, at least the Bavarian festival doesn’t coincide with bikini season! So forget about counting calories, and check out the sausage and schnitzel-fueled celebrations at the following bars and restaurants…

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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2014

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Eating Events, Ethnic Eats, Holiday Eats

Fall is high season for all manner of harvest-centric celebrations, but none are quite as — shall we say, boisterous — as Oktoberfest. The annual, 16-day festival lasts from September 20th to October 5th this year, an all-out carnival of German culture, including oompah bands, traditional foods, and massive liters of beer. So here’s where to spend the joyfully rowdy holiday this year, from Zum Schneider’s Gallic gala on the East River, to the New York City Wine and Food Festival’s all-star chef feast…

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Restaurant Spotting: Paulaner

Neighborhood: | Featured in Restaurant Spotting

Originally slated to open just in time for Oktoberfest this year, Paulaner (the 375-year-old German beer brand), couldn’t have picked a better way to make its New York restaurant debut. Unfortunately, that anticipated holiday launch wound up being delayed well into November, and then the brauhaus mysteriously shuttered again a few months later, affixing brown paper to the windows and a cryptic “Coming Soon” sign to the door. But now, Paulaner is once again serving up sausages and giant steins of beer on the Bowery, and seemingly much better for the evident internal shakeup…

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