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The honey apple strudel ($3.99 per slice) is served in honor of both Oktoberfest and the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Matt Yan/22nd Century Media
Northfield’s Hofherr Meat Co. sells smoked cherry cheddar brats for $7.99 a pound. April Dahlquist/22nd Century Media
Part of a three-item platter on Meg’s Café’s catering menu, the roasted pork loin comes with an apple cider glaze and a side of sauerkraut with bacon. Fouad Egbaria/22nd Century Media
Pictured is Once Upon a Bagel’s asiago cheese pretzel ($1.75). Nicki Koetting/22nd Century Media
Staff report
5:17 pm CDT September 19, 2014

Oktoberfest, typically celebrated at the end of September to welcome in the month ahead, promises good times with good food and friends. 

It’s also a time to celebrate the new autumn season, which brings pumpkin, pumpkin pies, pumpkin carving and pumpkin beer. But there’s much more to taste during the fall than just pumpkin flavors with onset of Oktoberfest. In fact, pumpkin didn’t even cross our palates when we scoured the North Shore for the best Oktoberfest grub. 

So grab a stein and prost! Here’s to October and many more months like it.