A few weeks ago me and my wife Ailyn went to check out a local German place by us we’ve been wanting to goto for awhile, the place is called the plattduetsche park restaurant and catering. This particular weekend there was a German festival going on, so on we went first thing you notice is the football field sized parking lot, after you park you arrive at what reminds me of a theme park entrance as you pay to get in yes on festival days there is a fee ours was $10.00 per person. as you walk in there is a small stage and a few bouncy rides for the kids, the court yard seamed about 1/4 long or more there are tables and tents for eating at, some of the grilled foods are on the outside like the pork sausage sliders, brats, giant pretzels, and lots of other choices, as you approach the indoor bar area there is a stage and many German vendors selling all kinds of things from souvenirs to homemade German delicacies and pastries. so what i was explaining was what they call the beer garden, now we will head to the big building with the massive roll up garage doors and huge bar, there is i would say room for 100 just at the bar alone and a few hundred more on the first and second level which opens up to the outside for cozy alfresco dining. we sat on the second level over looking the massive bar and doors so we see all the action hear the music take in all the place had to give, so now were ready to order a very nice woman dressed in German theme greeted us and took our order, first thing on the order was beer i had the Spaten Munich lager it`s a nice light beer and Ailyn had the Oktoberfest which is a dark hoppy she drank about 1/3 of it and passed it to me, i think it was to hoppy and strong for her she stuck to coke after that lol. for app`s we ordered potato pancakes with apple sauce and lingonberries and Ailyn had the potato soup and both were good we share everything so we know what it all tastes like, next main course i had the Rheinisher Sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato dumplings. i didn’t care for the dumpings it`s a taste and texture im not used to, Ailyn had the West Phalian Pork Schnitzel with potato dumplings and red cabbage, Ailyn`s food was by far my favorite not to say mine wasn’t good but hers was better, it was nice to sit eat people watch talk just enjoy ourselves for a change we work so much we deserve it lol. as for dessert we went to the out side vendors for coffee and we took home dessert which was Apple Strudel, almond bar drenched in chocolate covered with sliced almonds, and no we didn’t eat it there couldn’t fit anything else so we took it home, so this was a great day for us enjoyed a new place to go and eat, drink listen to music and people watch had a blast would definitely recommend the plattduetsche for you to go with your family and enjoy some of the best true German heritage you will find on long island. The Plattduetsche is located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square N.Y.11010 phone is 516-354-3131.