Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This past Saturday, our neighborhood had its annual Oktoberfest. It's kind of an insane day. They closed off about three blocks and lined it with beer and food vendors, and put a stage in the middle of the intersection a block away. All afternoon, they play music and have leiderhosen-ed party people dancing away. Attendance is easily in the thousands.
This year was far more civil than last year. It was absolute mayhem last year, and the next day was even worse. I don't want to get into details, but it was advisable to wear rain boots walking around town until it rained. Let me also state for the record that that sort of environment is extra disgusting if you'd recently adopted a puggle who'd been living on the street.
This year, though the crowds were far more civil, and the food was awesome. The Human Male tried a wiener schnitzel; I decided to try out some Indian food from one of the few restaurants we haven't tried in our 'hood. Köstlich!