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Beat winter at its own game. Or at least with game.
Plattduestche Beer Hall in Franklin Square will host a wild-game dinner on Feb. 27. The five-course meal costs $65. Reservations are required. The dinner starts at 6 p.m.
On the menu are duck pate with port; a sausage sampler including wild boar-cranberry and chipotle-seasoned buffalo; cream of mushroom soup with chanterelles; pan-seared...Read more »
A six-course, local beer-pairing dinner will be hosted on Saturday by Plattduetsche Park Restaurant & Biergarten in Franklin Square.
Admission is $70 per person. Reservations are required. Dinner starts at 8 p.m.
The dinner includes hors d'oeuvres such as Bavarian pretzel sliders, Kobe beef burgers, and salt-and-pepper potato cakes; roasted loin of pork on the bone with pan sauce,...Read more »
Oktoberfest begins tomorrow in Munich. On Long Island, it's already here.
Head to Pumpernickels in Northport and Plattduetsche Park in Franklin Square for a taste of German cuisine, one that's not available at many restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk.
At Pumpernickels, consider the herring, headcheese vinaigrette, pig's knuckle with sauerkraut, sauerbraten with potato dumplings, and the...Read more »
On Saturday night, the Plattduetsche Park Biergarten turns country-western with line dancing and Texas beef chili.
The German-continental restaurant will offer dishes such as chili, spareribs and hot dogs, plus slow-roasted pork shoulder, to go with the music of The Grand Central band. The event is outdoors. There's no cover charge.
Plattduetsche Park's popular beer garden...Read more »
Come early May, The Greene Turtle should be coming out of its shell in the former Franklin Square digs of Boulder Creek Steakhouse. The Maryland-based franchise specializes in regional “comfort food” and features flat screen TVs everywhere — even in booths.
Because of the Maryland influence, crab figures prominently on the menu. There’s a Maryland crabcake ($14.49), a Chesapeake burger made...Read more »
Plattduetsche Park Restaurant has partnered with the Long Ireland Beer Company to offer a new local beer on tap starting next week.
The hoppy, bright, kolsch-style beer will be available at Plattduetsche Park in half-liters and liters beginning April 4. Kolsch beer dates back to the 9th Century. The top-fermented, highly hopped beer is associated with Cologne, Germany.
Many American...Read more »
Giuseppe and Marisa Ruta, owners of the original La Bottega in Garden City South, will celebrate their restaurant’s 10th anniversary with a 50 percent discount that runs from March 4 to 10. The same deal prevails at the La Bottega restaurants in both Franklin Square and Roslyn but not at any of the 17 other La Bottegas dotting the Long Island landscape.
The discount will be taken off ...Read more »
The popular Thursday-night German buffet resumes tonight at Plattduetsche Park restaurant in Franklin Square.
Cost: $19.95 per person, plus tax, tip and drinks. Reservations are necessary, for either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. seatings.
The buffet now includes cold cuts and cheeses, Hungarian goulash, potato salad, cabbage salad; a carving station with roasted pork shoulder, loin of pork, roast...Read more »