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@alpinevillageca 6 more days of Oktoberfest 2011 in Torrance

October 16, 2011

Nothing quite like it, since 1968.Alpine Village

According to the website (and you can buy tickets online):
“The Alpine Village celebrates Oktoberfest each and every year as it has since 1968. We recreate the great festival  for 7 weeks during September and October complete with oom-pah-pah bands flown in direct from Deutschland, German bier, and our authentic, homemade Bratwurst and Polish sausages. Last year nearly 70,000 of you came to revel with us in all of your chicken dancing glory. This year we will continue the fun—-come see what it’s all about!”

There are full lunch and dinner menus including Bavarian specialties like goulash (don’t you love just saying that word?), sausage, strudel, sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, and potato pancakes. Don’t worry – they also offer hamburgers, fish and chicken entries as well. Come for the chicken dance, stay for the pastries!

Alpine Village offers a variety of German, Belgian and Craft Beers on 15 rotating taps. You’ll find: Bitburger Premium Pilsner, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Hofbrau Lager, Paulaner Pils, Paulaner Marzen Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Warsteiner Dunkel, Wernesgruner, Firestone Walker Solace Ale, Oskar Blues, G’Knight Imperial Red, Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard, Paulaner Lager, Reissdorf Kolsch, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Stone Brewing Ruination Double IPA, and Weihenstephan Korbinian Doppelbock.

As a community landmark, Alpine Village does its part as a community leader by supporting charities with the annual Oktoberfest ticketing. In 2010, Alpine Village donated 10,000 event tickets to over 20 non-profit groups, school clubs and churches – groups then sold tickets as a fundraiser. It sounds a bit self-serving but connection within the community among nonprofits and local businesses is important.

Alpine Village In 2011 several groups, including the South Bay Center for Counseling (, are using this fundraising program to support their programs.

Get your Oompah pah on at Alpine Village while Oktoberfest 2011 is still happening. Follow on Facebook, Twitter or just stop by the website. Located on Torrance Blvd. off the 110 South, at the 405 South. LOTS OF FREE PARKING.

@SteingartenLA – Westside gem as Oktoberfest nears

September 24, 2011

As you walk into the dining room for family-style seating, appropriate for a hoffbrau, the gorgeous Southern California sunlight cascades down softly over the room. The valuted ceiling at Steingarten LA is accented by a rather large skylight opening that is completely open. (In poor weather, the retractible roof is restored as a cover to keep rain out.)

The menu is simple, (click here to download from their website) a few well chosen and elegantly served German cuisine standards. Sausage lovers will find 20 gourmet variations to try. Very tasty comfort food and, with quiet laid back atmosphere, fosters a relaxed dining experience. Try the red cabbage slaw as a side or the pretzel as a starter.

Pan-Fried Natural Chicken Schnitzel

Pan-Fried Natural Chicken Schnitzel

The beer menu is a beauty paegent of Bavarian and German beers with some American French and Italian brews thrown in for levity. No Czech pilsners, alas. 70 beer selections. 20 rotating craft beers. Happy Hour offers some offbeat mixed drinks, “exotic signature drinks” and lots of beer. Happy Hour is every weekday from 4 – 7 pm. Full bar.

Steingarten LA
10543 West Pico Blvd., Westside L.A. 90064
No parking, public meter lot nearby on Prosser Ave.

“Steingarten LA is the city’s finest authentic biergarten and sausage eatery.”

Chicken Sausage with Sun-dried Tomato & Basil

Chicken Sausage with Sun-dried Tomato & Basil


Check the next threepointspark post for Steingarten’s October beer tasting events.

getting ready for Oktoberfest @OpenTable coupon for Steingarten LA

September 22, 2011

More on Oktoberfest coming soon…