30 September 2006

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.

TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Deutsches Haus, Oktoberfest 2006, Mid City


At September 30, 2006 8:26 AM, Blogger Mr. Clio said...

Great post!

I'm planning to go. Maybe we could meet up there for that long-delayed drink.

At September 30, 2006 8:38 AM, Blogger mominem said...

I am so inspired by their pluck and spunk. I plan on having a couple of evenings there.

By the way there was a fund raiser raffle/party on the West Bank a few weeks ago. It was a hoot.

Were there any special tee shirts?

At September 30, 2006 2:17 PM, Anonymous ashley said...

Woo hoo!

Da wife will enjoy it. After all, Czech food is simply German food without all that variety!


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