Friday has me thinking about beer… all the beer I cannot drink on this (modified) Whole30 diet. <insert sobbing emoji here> But at the very least I can share our recent adventure at the Frankford Hall Oktoberfest with all of you! The event itself was free and not totally overcrowded, with tons of outside space, tents, long tables and beer/food vendors on the street. We opted to wait in the slightly long line to get inside Frankford Hall itself for the bigger menu and oh man, so glad we did. Bratwurst and beer and curry ketchup – I was a happy girl! Oh, and not to leave out the unexpected delight that was a s’mores milkshake – the perfect post-lunch treat on a hot September day. #thanksnicole #youmakegooddecisions
Those steins were actually a heavy plastic, which was at first disappointing (they were $12 + $7 for the beer) but then, rather relieving. It was too hot to be carrying around an actual stein. Also, drunk people and glass shards do not tend to mix.
We got to see the official Oktoberfest drinking song performance and it was delightful – makes me want to explore my “homeland” even more! Are you allowed to call your place of heritage your homeland? How about if your last name is literally the word “German?” Okay, good, that’s what I thought ; )
We only stayed for a few hours since we had other plans later that night but it was awesome to get to hang with Ryan and Nicole for the afternoon – and to spot my college BFF Brendan as we headed out! Kid is basically famous (pretty sure he’s verified on Twitter?) so it’s always fun to see him IRL. If you’re local, definitely bookmark Frankford Hall Oktoberfest for next year – themed celebrations are my favorite and this one did not disappoint! Prost!