Oktoberfest in Lodi
Andy Schildt raises his glass high while dancing at the Lodi Tokay Rotary’s Oktoberfest at the American Legion Hall in 2010.
Oktoberfest in Lodi
Jennie Flemmer, Chris Phelps and JoEllen Flemmer of Lodi-Tokay Rotary dressed in their Oktoberfest garb at last year’s event.
- Lodi Tokay-Rotary Oktoberfest
When: Tonight from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Where: American Legion Hall, 320 N. Washington St.
Dinner: $10, includes bratwurst or chicken schnitzel and German sides.
Drink tickets: $1.
Worried about missing the Wold Series? Don’t fret! The big game will be aired on two 60-inch TVs donated by Aaron’s in Lodi.
- Test your Oktoberfest knowledge
1. In Oktoberfest tradition, who is the Bürgermeister?
a. The mayor.
b. The musician.
c. The chef.
2. Dirndl are traditional dresses worn by women.
3. What city holds the world’s largest Oktoberfest?
4. Who was the host of the first Oktoberfest?
a. King George
b. King Ludwig of Bavaria
c. Larry King
5. When was the first Oktoberfest?
6. When does Oktoberfest begin?
7. How many people attend the festival in Munich annually?
b. 6 million.
8. How many liters of beer are served at the official Oktoberfest?
a. 7 million.
9. Traditionally, what is placed in Oktoberfest Bavarian hats?
a. Onion peel leftover from hot potato salad.
b. A letter to a loved one.
c. A tuft of goat hair.
10. Which of the following is not traditional Oktoberfest food:
b. Grilled fish on a stick.
c. Deep-fried pear.
Answers: 1) a, the mayor. 2) b, true. 3) b, Munich. 4) b, King Ludwig of Bavaria. 5) c, 1810. 6) b. September. 7) b. 6 million. 8) a. 7 million. 9) c. A tuft of goat hair. 10) c. Deep-fried pear.
- Recipe for Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Mike Bennett is preparing to create 800 German-inspired dinners, which he expects to sell out at tonight’s Oktoberfest. There will be schnitzel and sausage — and one of his easy favorites, red cabbage.
Bennett makes this vegetable dish at home often because it is versatile and can be eaten with any type of dish, from German to Asian.
“Cabbage is pretty doggone flexible,” he said.
Discover your own German side in the kitchen with this recipe.
1 head shredded red cabbage.
3 tablespoons sugar.
1/4 teaspoon all-spice.
1/2 cup cider vinegar.
1 cube of butter.
1/4 cup finely diced red onion.
What you do: Saute all of the ingredients together until it has a nice bite (a little bit of a crisp, and not soggy).
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 8:00 am
Pull up your lederhosen and lift your stein. Tonight, Lodi’s American Legion will transform into a German hub of lively ladies and gents celebrating a longtime tradition revolving around culture, beer, bratwurst and music.
Lodi Oktoberfest, hosted by Lodi Tokay-Rotary, kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Washington St. The celebration will start with the tapping of the keg at 6 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2012 8:00 am.