One of the establishments that I didn’t forsee coming back after Katrina was the Deutsches Haus. A social club created for the German presence in New Orleans, the Deutsches Haus consisted of several rooms for drinking, eating, meeting, and socializing, as well as an outdoor beer garden area, which is somewhat rare in these parts. I’d passed by there several times in the past year without seeing much going on, so imagine my delight last week when I saw a banner hanging on the building announcing that the 2006 Oktoberfest would be held there!

From their website:

Located in one of Katrina’s hard hit areas of the city, the Deutsches Haus suffered extensive damage to its interior, including kitchen equipment, furniture and historical memorabilia. The costs for rebuilding will exceed $260,000.00 in materials alone. With manual labor costs, that amount could easily double; however, in an effort to alleviate any additional costs with manual labor, much of the rebuilding has been conducted by its dedicated members.

Oktoberfest starts there tomorrow at 5:00 pm. The address is 200 S. Galvez St, admission is $5 for adults, free for children, club members, and military, police, and fire officials. Sausage is provided by Usinger’s of Milwaukee, a first class purveyor of old world meats. More info here: http://www.deutscheshaus.org/toppage1.htm. Come show them your support.

1 Comment so far

  1. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    Does anybody know what time the Oktoberfest lasts till tonight?

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