Thanks, Nizza for the info. Never fear, Bobby Goulash & I will check them out and report within the next month or so. We have a full itinerary, but will just have to squeeze them in.
As to Octoberfest, Plattdeusche Park seems like the real deal, from their website http://www.parkrestaurant.com. We haven't been there, but it's a hot target. Bands, Octoberfest, etc. with September 23rd looking like a bash. 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010 Tel.: 516-354-3131
Regards - BB