Connecticut restaurants welcome October with tributes to Munich's beloved festival, introducing limited-time specials of wursts, German brews and traditional desserts. Prost!
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>>Max Downtown, 185 Asylum St., Hartford, hosts a "Best of the Wurst" Oktoberfest dinner Friday at 6:30 p.m. The menu features Reuben flatbread, cider-braised pork belly, housemade German sausage and Black Forest torte, paired with German beers. Cost is $65, plus tax and gratuity. 860-522-2530, maxdowntown.com.
>>Restaurants at Foxwoods Resort Casino will offer Oktoberfest food and drink specials throughout the month, including grilled bratwurst, smoked pork loin and apple strudel at Cedars Lounge; grilled kielbasa with peppers and onions at Veranda Café and seasonal draft beers at several locations. Information: foxwoods.com.
>>Adams Mill Restaurant, 165 Adams St., Manchester, offers Oktoberfest specials throughout the month, including an Oktoberfest sampler of smoked pork chop, bratwurst and knockwurst served with buttered egg noodles and fresh sauerkraut ($18.99); mixed grill of grilled bratwurst and knockwurst ($13.99) and wiener schnitzel ($18.99.) Reservations are suggested. 860-646-4039, theadamsmill.com.
>>Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester, offers a German sausage platter ($14) with bratwurst, knockwurst with fresh sauerkraut, potato pancakes and braised red cabbage for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. 860-649-1195, thehungrytiger.com.
>>Coyote Blue, 1960 Saybrook Road, Middletown, offers an Oktoberfest menu through Oct. 22, with specials like sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato pancakes, wiener schnitzel with spätzle, beef rouladen, goulash and German sausages. Entrees range from $17.95 to $20.95. 860-345-2403, coyoteblue.com.