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Oktobeerfest Block Party with Buzz & Rustico Sat. Oct. 10 (Noon to 6)


Join the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s (NRG)  Rustico and Buzz bakery for an epic day of “rollicking autumnal revelry” as they celebrate “Oktobeerfest” German style by providing an overflowing bounty of good food, good beer, live music and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by the DC Central Kitchen, Rustico will offer delicious tastes of fall dishes plus samples from NRG’s other restaurants, including Rammy winning Vermilion, Tallula, EatBar, Evening Star Cafe, Buzz Bakery, and the new Columbia Firehouse. Soon-to-open, Birch & Barley, in DC’s Logan Circle, will even make an appearance, too. In addition, there will be 25 seasonal beers available on tap and live music.

Oktobeerfest Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Evening Star Café, Planet Wine, Rustico, Buzz, Vermilion, Columbia Firehouse, Tallula & EatBar and through DC Central Kitchen for $10 each. Raffle tickets are fto win a 1997 Harley Davidson Softail (see photo on left)- along Harleywith three other fantastic prizes, like ski packages, golf certificates, and over night get-a-ways. The proceeds from the raffle will go to DC Central Kitchen to help combat hunger in the DC community. The winners will be announced at 4:30 PM on the day of the event, and do not need to be present to win.

Admission is free and tickets will be sold for beer, food, and activities which will be sold the day of the event. The value of 1 ticket = $1. Food will be served at booths by the aforementioned restaurants and priced between $5-$8. Beer and Wine will be offered between 5 to 10 tickets.

Some Oktobeerfest Menu Highlights:

  • Housemade Bratwurst with Traditional Toppings
  • Slow-Roasted Pork Sliders
  • Mini Crabcakes
  • Ciccioli Panini with Roasted Pepper Relish
  • “Brat” Burgers with Butterkäse Cheese
  • Wild Boar Chili
  • Cupcakes with Pepitas
  • Caramel Apple Cupcakes
  • Guinness Cupcakes by Buzz … and a whole lot more!

Beers offered include:  

  • Southern Tier, PumKing Ale
  • Climax, Oktoberfest
  • Schlenkerla, Urbock Unfiltered
  • Sierra Nevada, Yakima Harvest Ale
  • Heavy Seas, Prosit Imperial Pumpkin in a traditional cask
  • Avery, The Kaiser
  • Wolaver’s, Will Stevens’ Organic Pumpkin Ale

Planet Wine will also be on hand pouring a number of fine wines for the non-suds inclined while Buzz keeps it all cozy with coffee & killer hot chocolate.

Live music by local acts will play steadily throughout the day.  

  • El Quatro
  • Brother Shamus
  • Smoking Lotus  
  • Emmett Swimming
  • New Rock Church of Fire

Children are encouraged to attend and will enjoy their own area on the Buzz side of the block that will feature a Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating and other activities. 

All attendees are strongly encouraged to use mass transit. In fact, each and every guest who takes a cell phone photo of him/herself at the nearby Braddock Road Metro station will receive a free Oktoberfest mug (quantities limited) or 5 free tickets to be used towards food at the event itself. Get on the Metro and get out those camera phones!

Shuttle Service Transport to/from the Braddock Road Metro station and the parking lot will be provided by the outstanding ViaVelo pedicab service – a local non-profit, social enterprise that delivers economic and environmentally sustainable solutions to the local community.


827 Slaters Lane

Alexandria, Virginia 22314




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