German beers and sausages are always crafted to go together, much like prongs and sockets, boards and games, or bounce castles and hyperactive children. Enjoy delicious, non-bouncy victuals with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of German cuisine and beers at Manor Oktoberfest, valid at its Glendale and Forest Hills locations.
A slice of Bavaria tucked into the States, Manor Oktoberfest serves an authentic menu of schnitzel, knockwurst, and bratwurst, accompanied by non-German eats and a vast selection of German beer on tap and within bottles. For entrees, the jägerschnitzel breaded pork cutlets come fried with mushrooms and served with home fries and red cabbage ($21); or opt for the meat-laden combo of bratwurst and kassler ($18), slumbering peacefully beside manor potato salad and sauerkraut like a sleeping meat-beauty. Dine in the modern Forest Hills location among exposed brick walls, a marble bar, and spacious wooden booths, or down a pint at the traditionally decorated Glendale spot, dotted with painted steins and traditional German kimonos.
No matter what the calendar reads, it’s always October in spirit at Manor Oktoberfest, a German-style eatery that channels Munich’s lively fest of the same name. Owner Mark Gallagher serves Bavarian fare that ranges from traditional appetizers—including smoked black forest bacon and pierogies—to hearty entrees such as a variety of wursts and Hungarian schnitzel. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without a lot of beer, and the restaurant carries more than 30 varieties. Draught beers, including Hofbrau Original and Franziskaner Weissbier, come in half-liter or one-liter mugs, or in a two-liter boot if you’ve also lost one shoe.