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Prost in Garden City: Just in time for Oktoberfest

Bavarian pretzel at Prost in Garden City. (September

Bavarian pretzel at Prost in Garden City. (September 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Peter Gianotti)

The word "toast" stems from the German "Prost." You'll be ready to say "Cheers" at the new spot with the same name.

In full, it's Prost Grill & Garten, a German-style beer house and restaurant where Franklin Avenue meets the railroad tracks. There are benches outside where you can enjoy the brews and food, as well as check on train traffic.

Inside and out, you'll find some first-class German beer, including Spaten Oktoberfest and Hofbrau Dunkel on draft; as well as American drafts from Samuel Adams Octoberfest to Brooklyn IPA. Good choices in bottles, too.

Husky fare prevails here. The smoked pork chops capped with red cabbage are tasty.  Likewise, the bratwurst, knockwurst, bockwurst and lamb merguez. Nibble on the Bavarian pretzel. Share the platter of charcuterie and cheeses, and the potato-and-sauerkraut croquettes, too.

Oktoberfest in Munich pours from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30 this year.

Prost Grill & Garten, 652 Franklin Ave., Garden City; 516-427-5215.

Photo: Bavarian pretzel at Prost.

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