As German activities commence, some spots around the Main Line are offering authentic food and drink along with different festivities. Here are three spots to try out for seasonal meals.
Owner and Vienna-educated chef Michael Person promises authentic Austrian/German food and drink for his traditional Oktoberfest lunch and four-course dinner menu at the Ship Inn. Running through mid-October, the culinary celebration hits all the right marks, with bratwurst, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel and apple strudel. German beer and wines are also available.
693 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton, (610) 363-7200
Hidden gem Occasionally Yours is offering a new dining experience Thursday-Saturday at its Swarthmore location. From 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., chef Nathan Moore transforms what was once a breakfast-and-lunch-only café into an elevated BYOB experience he calls “Indulge.” The dinner menu is locally procured and changes seasonally. Currently wowing diners: the baked brie bites, smoked trout pâté, lamb tomahawks and carrot-and-cremini ossobuco. Reservations preferred.
10 Park Ave., Swarthmore, (610) 241-5821
Join the Oktoberfest celebration at Havertown’s Nitre Hall on Oct. 1. Look for seasonal beers, German food, a silent auction and raffle, and live music from Organic Jam Band, featuring Chris Waddell. 7-10 p.m. $30, includes a collectable pint glass.
1682 Karakung Drive, Havertown