Augtoberfest: Tilia celebrates with second-annual block party
On Sunday, the Linden Hills restaurant Tilia hosted its second-annual Augtoberfest block party. Droves of people came to celebrate with the restaurant, which catered a variety of food and beverages as well as live music and other goodies.
Some of the the sights from the outdoor extravaganza included brats from local meat maven Jack Riebel of Butcher & the Boar, a hog roast, and several beer and wine options.
Lucy Michelle of the Velvet Lapelles
In addition to the food and libations, local alt band the Honeydogs took to the stage, as did Lucy Michelle of the Velvet Lapelles, Javier and the Innocent Sons, and King Edward VII. Kids could be seen sporting stylish face paintings, many resembling masks of classic superheroes.
The party ran in an interesting way that seemed to catch a few people off guard. To be served beer or wine, you first had to purchase food. At that point you could get a wristband that would allow you to buy drinks. Wandering through the crowd, we heard a few complaints about the policy, but overall people seemed to be enjoying themselves. We wondered if it was a way to generate participation in the food aspect of the event or if it was to make sure the neighborhood block party didn't get out of hand. Despite the longer lines created by the policy, the event seemed to run smoothly. Tilia's yearly Augtoberfest is clearly a hit among the people.
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