I don’t have a single drop of German in my blood. But, every year, on a certain weekend in September, I like to pretend I’m as German as it gets. Even if it means taking part in the chicken dance with a braut in one hand, a beer in the other and a cream puff carefully supported by my elbow. Oh, and lots and lots of sauerkraut is involved.
This past weekend was Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, a.k.a. the largest Oktoberfest in the country (let’s just say more than 500,000 beer-thirsty people flood the streets). So, I’d say we’re doing pretty good for ourselves here in Cincinnati. When it comes to drinking beer, preparing German cuisine and sporting Lederhosens, it’s safe to say we’re certified in having a great time.
And to be honest, I was pretty busy doing just that. So, I apologize in advance for the lack of photos. It’s a little challenging to snap pictures when you’d rather be stuffing your face. Here’s what I was able to capture in between bites and sips:
[The most adorable little dachshund kicking things off at the Running of the Wieners][When in doubt and without electricity at City Flea, blend your smoothie on a bike][Finally tested out Red Bike, Cincy’s new bike share program.][Brown Bear Bakery’s Salty Chocolate Chip Cookie….YUM][I have this weird thing for candles lately. I snatched up my new favorite at Article][Zip’s Cafe, home to one of the greatest burgers in Cincinnati]