Oompa loompa: Horse & Hound celebrates Oktoberfest
We may not be in Germany, but The Horse & Hound Gastropub on West Main Street will be doing its best to bring Bavarian culture and food to town for the next month or so.
On September 18, the European-style pub kicked off its Oktoberfest celebration with The Sourdough Band, playing traditional German Oompa music, while the Horse and Hound's kitchen served up stuff like a 9-ounce Wiesnbrezn soft pretzel app, a Jager-Schnitzel with Spatzle (that's pork scaloppini with a burgundy mushroom sauce and egg pasta), and a wurst platter of bratwurst, knackwurst, weisswurst, red cabbage, potato salad, with grainy mustard.
German beer, of course, is also being featured, such as Paulaner Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest Weis’n, Organic Wiesen Edel-weiss Hefeweizen, Bitburger Premium Pilsner, and Reissdorf Kolsch. And during the celebration, which ends October 16, customers can buy a beer stein and get discounts on refills.
There will also be Happy Hour specials every day from 5-7pm, with gifts and prizes all month long. Several evenings of live entertainment are slated for the patio, and two beer dinners on October 7 and 14 are being planned.
This Saturday, September 25, there's classic acoustic roots rock and roll with Billy Caldwell from 7-10pm. For more information, check out Horse and Hound's website at www.horseandhoundgastropub.com
The Horse and Hound is at 625 West Main Street, Charlottesville. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm, Friday lunch 11:30-2:30pm, Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11-3pm.