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Oktoberfest events: The Harmon, Johnny’s Dock and Bruno’s European Restaurant

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Sep. 23, 2013 at 11:08 am | No Comments »
September 23, 2013 11:45 am

Grill ChillGet your lederhosen on, but the stein is not necessary, unless you’re hitting the Harmon next Friday night for the bring-your-own-beer-mug night. Three Tacoma restaurants will have Oktoberfest events this week and next. They are:

Bruno’s European Restaurant
10716 A St., Tacoma, 253-719-7181,
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28 and Sunday Sept. 29, 2013

The Parkland restaurant featured earlier this year on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives will host its third Oktoberfest this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Live music by Sylvia’s Band, a yodeling contest, pretzel eating, the chicken dance (who can resist?) and beer drinking from a boot. The restaurant features a menu of home-style German and European fare. Three things you don’t want to miss at Bruno’s: potato pancakes, schnitzel and frikadelle. Read more about Bruno’s here. You can also check out Bruno’s at Oktoberfest Northwest Oct. 4-6 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Check out last year’s coverage of that event here.

Harmon Brewery and Eatery
1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-383-2739,
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Two things coinciding at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery a – a week-long Oktoberfest and the Tacoma brewery’s 16th anniversary. Oktoberfest starts next Monday and continues through Friday. The big event will be a brewer’s dinner Thursday Oct. 3, reservations are required (see the menu at the bottom of this post). Here’s what’s planned:
Monday Sept. 30: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-close and $3 steak night, live music from Steve Stefanowicz
Tuesday: Free giant pretzels
Wednesday: Oktoberfest Trivia and Weinerschnitzel.
Thursday: 16th Annual Brew master’s dinner (reservations required)
Friday: Bring your own mug night (24-ounce maximum, pay the price of a pint)

Johnny’s Dock
1900 E. D. St., Tacoma, 253-627-3186,
When: Now through Oct. 26

Beginning today through October, Johnny’s Dock will offer this Oktoberfest menu at lunch and dinner:

johnnysdock oktoberfest menu 2013

For your October calendar, more Oktoberfest events. Mark your calendars:
* Oktoberfest Northwest, Oct. 4-6 at the Puyallup fairgrounds.
* Wingman Brewers Taproom Oktoberfest, Oct. 19. Three pumpkin beers, loads of fun.










Here’s the menu from the Harmon for the Oct. 3 Brewmaster’s dinner at the Harmon:

1st course– Assorted meats and cheeses paired with the St Helens IPA (salami, capacolla, a blue cheese and a sharp cheddar)

2nd Course–Arcadian mixed green leaf and pears tossed in a house made maple vinaigrette dressing, topped with candied pecans and blue cheese crumbles, paired with Oatmeal Pale Ale

3rd course– A sampling of bratwurst, knockwurst, and a cilantro chickenwurst served with sauerkraut and porter beer mustard and paired with North Cascades IPA

4th Course–Red wine marinated, pan seared and roasted beef short ribs. Served over a bed of silky baby red potatoes and topped with a cognac demi glaze and served grilled pencil asparagus. Paired with the Fall Ball Red Ale

5th Course–Vanilla ice cream whipped together with praline chunks and a caramel swirl topped with housemade praline pieces. Paired with Pumpkin Spice Blonde Ale.

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