Arghhh. Anybody know of a decent “Oktoberfest” in the area? I went to Bastone last night, still wanting to like the place, and coming away underwhelmed yet again. Great space, and very enjoyable beer and people watching. From the Octoberfest menu we had the sauerbraten (barely edible especially considering the $17 mp) and the jaeger schnitzel (edible). The restaurant businessmen group which owns Bastone and other businesses surely know more about food than do I; unfortunately, they seem to have calculated that better-than-passable food fails to meet their business case threshold. I’m a sucker so I’ll probably eventually be back to give these guys more money. Shame on me.
419 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067