I love Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year Munich. Polka dances, sauerkraut, Bavarian outfits and great German beer are all things synonymous with the holiday. Here in Arizona, Oktoberfest is always the event I use to usher in the Fall weather (if you call 90 degrees Fall weather..). But what I love most about Oktoberfest is the great food. Bratwursts are the common food associated with Oktoberfest. But this month I discovered something at Red Robin that got me salivating – their limited edition Oktoberfest Bürger.
Red Robin’s Oktoberfest Bürger is a toasted pretzel bun slathered with beer mustard and topped with a fire-grilled beef patty, melted Swiss cheese, beer-mustard sautéed onions, Black Forest ham and green leaf lettuce. Wow… this was so good! I loved the pretzel bun, it was so moist and soft. I thought the pairing of the ham with the burger was a great combination. I also ordered a Sam Adams Octoberfest beer to help wash this bad boy down. Even though Red Robin is a chain and I’m more and more backing off chains, I will admit they bring out some great gourmet burgers. Plus they have a great loyalty program in which you can build up points to get free food every time you visit them. Great Fall item Red Robin – two thumbs up!