I’m baaaaaaaack! Did you miss me? 🙂
I promise I will a) not leave you for that long again, and b) will finish both my Hong Kong and Epic Road Trip series, but for now, here’s something else.
I’ve been discovering new places as of late, as my new job offers more more flexibility and freedom than I ever though possible. And the latest place I discovered was Fort Worth, Texas. Okay, okay…it’s not really “discovering” it, but it was my first time there. And no, it wasn’t to visit the Stockyards. I might get there eventually, but this time, it was for an Oktoberfest.
Not having the privilege of attending an actual German Oktoberfest, I suppose I can settle for a Texan one. Aside from the cowboy boots and hats, there were plenty of lederhosen and beer wenches to go around. It’s as authentic as you can get given the location! It was sponsored by Spaten, who brews one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers, and with a free 19oz stein, it was going to be a good day. I even learned some trivia.
I’m not a lush, I promise, and I got to play a gigantic game of Jenga (which I won, thank you very much). I mean, it might’ve been better if I could have reached the top rung, but then again, beggars can’t be choosers. There was also a bunch of cornhole, but the Fort Worth hipsters (which seem to be a cross between kids from Williamsburg and a straight up ranchero cowboy – at least they both wear plaid?) had monopolized it.
I am no match for the beer barrel rolling or the beer wench contest (though some might say I have the wench part down pat), so instead, I opted for food. And food there was! This little piggy ate schnitzel (OH EM GEE what have I been missing all my life?), sausages, sauerkraut, and warm potato salad. There are no photos, because I ate it too fast. I didn’t get to try some of the other things, like the roasted nuts or the pretzels, but it was time for dessert anyway.
It was cake, and it was delicious. If I lived in Germany, I’d be a drunken fool that ate schnitzel and ate cake all the time. And maybe that potato salad. But definitely the cake.