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The Winning Dishes of Tasting Brooklyn 2012

After much success last year, Tasting Brooklyn came back for round two. A diverse collection of restaurants and foodie havens were serving up some prime bites last night and not to worry - we will let you know which ones were the cream of the crop. Attendees included:

An Nhau, Arancini Bros, Benchmark Restaurant, Cheryl's Global Soul, D. Coluccio & Sons, Egg, Fornino Park Slope, Fort Reno, Kiwiana, Littleneck Restaurant, Loreley Williamsburg, Maison Premiere, Palo Santo, Robicelli's, SoCo Restaurant, Stone Park Cafe, Sweet Loren's, Tchoup Shop, The Chocolate Room, The Meatball Shop, The Saint Austere, The Sunburnt Calf BK, and Wild Rise.

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Das Boot: German Beer Tasting Tonight

Head to Loreley Williamsburg for a German beer tasting tonight at 7pm with beer expert Rudi Eilers. Learn all about different types of German brews, taste nine different beers, including special winter classics.

Soak it all up with an authentic three-course German dinner, featuring mixed salad, sausage platter, sauerkraut, mashed taters, and black forest cake. 'Cause honestly, nothing says German like wieners...but there will also be veggie options available.

Tickets are a shockingly low price of $29, buy them here!

BEST OF
Christmas Feasts Fit for a King

Christmas is right around the corner and there are quite a few restaurants that want to bring you some good ol' Christmas cheer. Don't spend your holiday slaving over a stove when you could be relaxing at some of the city's best food joints instead. Check out some awesome deals going on over the holidays!

Sushisamba will be offering a delectable Christmas menu that will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 12pm-12am. Their menu draws inspiration from Japan, Brazil, and Peru. Tempt your taste buds with Japanese Beer Steamed Mussels, Sansho Pepper-Seared Steak, and more, along with their Floco de Neve Cocktail ($11, leblon cachaca, fresh coconut milk, lychee syrup, simple syrup).

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Oktoberfest at Loreley Williamsburg

Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with an awesome kick-off party at Loreley Williamburg September 17th (3pm). Supporting Munich tradition, Brooklyn Borough Preseident Marty Markowitz will tap a (free) keg of HB Oktoberfest beer and guests will receive one free half-liter mug of beer until it runs out. Talk about a party!

Soak up some of that beer with some traditional spanferkel ($19), a suckling roasted pig, accompanied by mashed potatoes and red cabbage. There will also be nine different types of sausage and platters will be available with 3, 5, 7, or 9 varieties ($16-$33). DJ Volka Racho will be spinning tunes for your enjoyment, as well.