It’s Oktoberfest time!  From September 29th through October 27th, join the crew at the Redding Roadhouse for some great fall brews and authentic German cuisine.  We assure you it’s worth it! If you enjoy great fall beer, then there are more options than you can likely try in one visit.  Cristina loved the Half Full Pumpkin Ale with cinnamon and sugar on the rim of the pint glass. I was like a kid in a candy store trying as many beers as I could manage in the couple of hours we spent there.

We had the pleasure of trying most of the special offerings that the chef has prepared for the month.  Some of the items, particularly the head cheese, may have been a little out of our comfort zone, but with a little courage and some trust for the chef, we were pleasantly surprised.  The burgoo stew was the perfect dish on a cold rainy day.  There is certainly something magical about simple peasant food with fresh ingredients. Traditional homemade German fare and excellent beer to match was the theme for the day.  Every course that came out made us more excited.  The house cured bacon was fan favorite to be sure.  It tasted so smoky and fresh, unlike anything you can buy in your average grocery store.  Also, be sure to try the potato pancakes, the Kartoffelpuffer, which were fried to absolute perfection and served with a fresh applesauce that was a superb complement. For a main dish, the classic Wiener Schnitzel was one of the most tender pieces of veal with a light butter and lemon sauce. If you are a fan of different traditional German sausages, then the Best of the Wurst is for you.  This treat combines bratwurst, weisswurst and brauernwurst all on one plate for your carnivorous pleasure.

If this wasn’t enough for your German side, on Sundays there is a German Oom-pah band playing in the late afternoon.  We all felt like we were in a hunting lodge in Bavaria enjoying the gifts of the harvest season.  The warm feel of Redding Roadhouse makes everyone feel right at home.  So we would recommend that should you find yourself free on a Sunday afternoon with no plans, make the trip up to Redding and get into the Oktoberfest spirit!

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Beers on tap: Keegan’s Mother’s Milk, Half Full Pumpkin, Blue Point Oktoberfest, Widmer Okto, Spaten Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Thomas Hooker Oktoberfest, and Franziskaner

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Half Full Pumpkin with Cinnamon Sugar Rim.. yum! 🙂

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Grilled Multigran Flax Bread

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Charcuterie Plate – Blood sausage with beef tongue, Cervelat head cheese, and German Salami served with teewurst pate and cornichon pickles

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House-cured bacon. Can’t. Stop. Eating.

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Kartoffelpuffer – potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream. The pancakes were fried to perfection and the apple sauce was a perfect pairing.

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More bacon … Jeff’s favorite!

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It was hard not to fill up on all the great beers! My favorite was the Half Full Pumpkin & Jeff’s was the Spaten Oktoberfest.

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Burgoo – German Immigrant Stew

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Mike with his favorite t-shirt & German style mustard 😉

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The mustard was PERFECT. It had the nice mustard seeds and a tangy sweetness – delicious!

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Spaetzle

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Best of the Wurst – a full plate of smoked bratwurst, weisswurst, and brauernwurst

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Wiener Schnitzel – breaded veal cutlet with lemon butter and fresh parsley

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Sauerbraten – Bavarian style pot roast, weet & sour gravy thickened with gingersnaps

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The German Feast!

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Can’t forget the live music!

We can’t wait to go back and see what else is on the menu 🙂

Redding Roadhouse

Website: http://reddingroadhouse.com

Address: 406 Redding Rd,  Redding, CT 06896

Phone:  (203) 938-3388

Price: $$$

Do they take reservations? Yes

Attire?  Smart casual

Vibe?  Rustic, Relaxed, Quiet

Hours:

 Monday 12:00–10:00 pm, Tuesday 12:00–10:00 pm, Wednesday 12:00–10:00 pm, Thursday 12:00–10:00 pm, Friday 12:00–10:30 pm, Saturday 12:00–10:30 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

-Jeff