Two Low-Key Food Events: Spuyten Duyvil's Oktoberfest & International Pickle Day
OKTOBERFEST AT SPUYTEN DUYVIL
Too many of today's grandiose food events are a pain in the ass to attend, and expensive, too. I'm thinking of shindigs where the line trails down the block and moves at a snail's pace. Events where, despite a high entrance fee, the plates of food are meager and unsatisfying - and I've even been to events where you had to pay extra for food on top of the admission.
Well, a couple of much lower-key events I attended this weekend were far more pleasurable.
To celebrate Oktoberfest, Brooklyn exotic-suds bar Spuyten Duyvil brought in some German beers I hadn't seen before, and next door St. Anselm provided a roster of sausages, served in much the same way you'd get them at a Bavarian beer garden.
The beers, served in 8 oz mugs at $5 each, included five on tap: Mahr's Safir Weisse, Hofsetten Kuebelbier, Hofsetten GR Nitbock, Hochzeits von 1820, and Gunter Brau Amber Marzen; and one in cask: Bayer Ungespundet Landbier. The sausages were $6 apiece. And there was no admission fee.