Enjoy the weekend with beer and lobster

Weekend Round-Up: September 24 and 25


It’s beers, brats and bands at the Das Best OktoberFest from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, taking place at National Harbor.

As part of admission, attendees will be able to freely sample more then 150 international, domestic and local beers, and enjoy music by authentic oompah and polka bands. There will also be an array of food vendors including many serving traditional German fare such as bratwurst, knockwurst and potato pancakes. Food will be available for purchase à la carte.

Adding to the fun will be onsite games and contests. In addition, attendees wearking German attire will get a fee souvenir bag.

Regular admission tickets to Oktoberfest start at $29. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available that allow for early admission and wine and schnapps samples.

For additional information and advance ticket sales are available at www.dasbestoktoberfest.com.



You can celebrate National Lobster Day on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Luke’s Lobster with their Lobstah, Lobstah, Lobstah special, available for one day only.

Featuring a lobster roll, a half lobster bisque, and a skewered half lobster tail served with cocktail sauce, this festively indulgent dish clocks in at a mindful $25  ($25…25th of September…get it?!). It will be available at all Luke’s Lobster shacks throughout the day while supplies last. No substitutions will be allowed–but who need substitutions with a deal like this?!?

Luke’s Lobster has three locations in the D.C. area: 1211 Potomac St., N.W., and 624 E St., N.W., in the District, and  7129 Bethesda Lane in Bethesda, Md.

Whether you go to Luke’s or another of your favorite lobster spots, join the conversation on Sunday with the hashtag #NationalLobsterDay.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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