While the official Oktoberfest in Munich doesn’t start until Sat., Sept. 17, festivities are already in full swing here in Louisville. Plenty of breweries have already released their malty lagers of the same name — like Gravely + Goodwood — and this weekend German American Club will be prosting its annual Oktoberfest.
And for us, there’s only one dish that pairs with Oktoberfest season — schnitzel. So we decided to give you a mini guide on where to eat these thinly pounded, fried cutlets in Derby City.
📍 Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Rd.
This craft beer haven located in a restored Unitarian chapel house might be known for its epic selection of beers from around the world, but we’re here to say its pork schnitzel also puts it on the map. It’s served with crunchy summer veggies, radishes, peppadews + a mustard creme.
📍 Monnik Beer Company, 1036 E. Burnett St.
It would be a sin if this brewpub didn’t have a schnitzel on the menu since it’s located in Schnitzelburg. Its version of the dish includes a lemon caper slaw, mustard seed and herb potato salad, crispy capers + a sunnyside egg.
📍 Common Haus Hall, 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN
This Bavarian-style hall is taking the schnitzel game to the next level with its schnitzel platter. It’s served with your choice of jager or roma sauce, braised red cabbage, apples, and spaetzle.
📍 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 400 S. 4th St.
If you’re looking for a snackie schnitzel, the chicken schnitzel sliders at Gordon Biersch are a must. They’re tucked between crunchy buns and topped with lemon caper aioli + pickles — and if you’re still hungry you can always order the traditional entree version served with garlic mashed potatoes.
Bonus: Schnitzel will also be on the menu at German American Club’s Oktoberfest.
Know of a schnitzel we haven’t tried yet? Tell us about it.