Brots & Beer

Chef Mike Parenzin and Manager Jessie Lockwood of Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, have spent the past few weeks fine turning the menu for the 3rd Annual German Fest that will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Oakhurst Community Center.

“We’ve gone through many types of sausage to find the right ones, and have fine turned all the recipes to make the meal as authentic as possibly,” Lockwood said. “We have ordered 550 links of sausage and encourage the community to come support this great event.”

The four-course menu will include German bread (Deutsches Brot), cucumber salad (Gurkensalat), barley stew (Graupeneintopf), sauerkraut, red cabbage (rotkohl), German potato casserole (kertoffel casserole), and two choices of German sausage - Bavarian Bratwurst and Beef Knockwurst. Apple strudel (apfestrudel) will be served for dessert.

South Gate Brewing Co. will feature a German-style beer in addition to Beck’s and St. Paulie Girl beer. A no-host full bar will also be available.

Along with the dinner there will be a raffle, live auction, door prizes, and a four-piece band will provide traditional German music.

Chamber President Dan Rule said the German Fest is an event the community should not miss.

“This one of a kind event features authentic German food made from scratch,” Rule said. “There will also be live entertainment, more than 60 raffle items, and amazing live auction deals. Don’t wait to get your tickets - this popular event has sold out every year.”

Tickets to the event are limited and cost: $30. Tickets can be purchased at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office (across from Denny’s Restaurant).

Title co-sponsors of the event are Sierra Tel, and Sullivan’s Tire Pros.

The restaurant has allowed the chef, manager, and kitchen crew to put time aside specifically to support this event. They have ordered all the food, and will prepare and provide kitchen staffing.

Sandy Miller, who was instrumental in the development of the inaugural event’s menu, is returning for the third year to assist with the event.

Live auction items include four premium Cooper tires from Sullivans’s Tire Pros, and a two night stay at The Redwoods in Yosemite.

Details: Michaela Edwards, Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, (559) 683-7766,

- Staff Report