Photo du Jour: Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest 2006, Day One
Last September was a sad time. I recall on the third week of September 2005 becoming even more sad thinking of the condition of Deutsches Haus and that in normal circumstances it would be Oktoberfest time. I kept thinking of that Berlin Bear statue submerged . . . I also feared the flood may have permamently ended Deutches Haus and its annual Oktoberfest. Or at least foster the long rumored move from Galvez and the city to Metairie--or yikes, beyond.
After much hard work over the past year, they are back. Although not completely finished, the Haus looks better than ever. (During the renovation, a surprise stairwell was found under the flooring.) The horn player with the viking hat: he was there. The guy with handlebar mustache continuously taking pictures: he was there.
I found the Spatan Oktoberfest to be the beer of choice and the Fair Family sampled brats and a mongo pretzel. Of course since we have a newborn (this was her first "non-someone's home" social outing) it wasn't too late of an evening for us after getting there soon after the doors opened--we were back home by 8pm. I think I was asleep by 10pm.
Be sure to support the Deutsches Haus and make it out for Oktoberfest 2006--its another one of those annual events that make living in New Orleans so special. Doors open at 5pm every Friday and Saturday for the next month.
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