Guglhupf to hold Oktoberfest celebration

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 09:21 AM

Rocktoberfest at Guglhupf: Durham’s European bakery and café Guglhupf is holding its fourth annual Rocktoberfest celebration Saturday.

The event will include live music as well as sales of German street food and specialty beer.

It’s German-born café and bakery owner Claudia Cooper’s version of the German Oktoberfest beer celebration.

Traditional German street fare will be cooked and served outside on the patio. The menu will include house-made bratwurst or weisswurst served on a roll with sauerkraut for $8, and rôtisserie chicken plates selling for $12.

There will be à la carte sides for sale such as German potato salad, cucumber salad, braised red cabbage and sauerkraut.  

They will also have zwiebelkuchen, which is a single-crust pie of steamed onions, cream and caraway seeds, as well as soft pretzels, Berliner doughnuts with raspberry jam, apple fritters and strudel with ice cream.  

Specialty draft beer will be on sale as well as wine served by the glass.

Three bands will be performing live: the Oompah Trio, the 15-member brass band D-Town Brass, and the Chapel Hill band Pipe.

Reservations are not needed, and there is no cover charge.  

Guglhupf is at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. in Durham.  

For information, visit or call 919-401-2600.


Wednesday farmers’ market season extended: The Durham Farmers’ Market is extending the season of its Wednesday market through Oct. 9.

Historically, the Wednesday market, which is at Durham Central Park, closes after the last week of September. It was started in 2008 to allow farmers to sell their surplus summer harvest.

Now it includes a wide selection of farm products as well as specialty items such as pasta and nut butters. There are also regular cooking demonstrations and entertainment.

On Saturdays, the market is open year-round from 8 a.m. to noon. It will switch to its winter hours of 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7.

There will be a special pre-Thanksgiving market from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 26.


More on the new Durham Freddy’s: The franchisee behind the new Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurant location in Durham said he’s planning to open the restaurant in June.

The new, approximately 3,700-square-foot restaurant is one of several eateries planned to open as part of Gateway Terrace.

The development is now under construction off U.S. 15-501 in Durham across from the New Hope Commons shopping center.

Blake Bauer said he’s bought the rights to the franchise in the state’s major metropolitan areas. He said the Durham location is the first he plans to open, and he expects to have several other opens by the end of 2013.

Bauer said the steak burgers are cooked on a flat grill. He said they sell shoe-string French fries and a variety of custard offerings.


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