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Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Public House

The Public House at Vinings, located in the Hotel Indigo, is gearing up for Oktoberfest. Running Oct. 7-20, 4-7 p.m., the menu will feature many German delicacies.

Appetizer choices will include a salad with baby arugula, celery root and radishes with a mustard seed dressing; a baked parmesan and garlic Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese sauce; and bratwurst, apples, onions and sauerkraut with spiced ale mustard sauce.

Their entrees will consist of pork schnitzel with a dill sauce and fried German potatoes with bacon and onions; beer-braised beef short ribs with cheese spaetzle, with a spicy mustard and mushroom sauce; and German pan-fried trout with lemon, parsley and olive oil, and herbed rice.

For dessert, they will be offering strawberries and Bavarian cream cake, as well as Black Forest Gateau Cake. In addition to these special dishes, they will also be serving specialty local beers and German beers. During this time, their regular menu will also be available.

Open for almost three years now, The Public House is known for its classic American cuisine, especially the 8-ounce prime burgers with a build-your-own-burger bar. Featuring great accompaniments such as bacon, avocados, fried eggs, mushrooms, fried green tomatoes and a couple of choices of cheese, there is something for everyone.

“People go crazy and load them up,” Chef Brian Lee says.        

Another popular item, he says, is the Portobello fries. Covered in panko breadcrumbs and flash-fried until they are a nice golden brown, they’re served with jalapeno ranch dressing.

 “Even though we are located in a hotel, we’re not your typical hotel restaurant,” Chef Lee says.

What makes it extra special is being able to walk out to the patio and pool area, which is adjacent to the restaurant. Patrons can hang out and have a drink and even eat dinner there, and on Tuesday nights they have live music.

Being in Vinings where they are surrounded by so many wonderful restaurants, Chef Lee, along with executive Chef Christopher Rucker, go out of their way to make dining at The Public House a memorable experience. To see what else is on the menu, go to, or make a reservation by calling 770.779.1765.

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