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Oktoberfest wraps up around the world and in South Jersey

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GALLOWAY TWP. - While everyone in Smithville Sunday had their favorite part of Oktoberfest. two answers seemed to keep popping up: food and beer.

The 16-day festival wrapped up around the world Sunday, from Munich to the West Bank and here in the Garden State.

To try and understand the festival's international appeal we went to Mickey and Minnie's restaurant, where German food and drink is a way of life.

"Growing up at home we would always prepare German food during October. It was always a nice tradition," explained chef Dottie Garbutt, who set us up a spread of German food show show off the wurst she has to offer."

"The German sausages are great. We have the bratwurst, the bockwurst and the knockwurst here with spaetzel," said Garbutt.

Dottie is German herself but says she understand why the holiday is easy to latch on to.

 "I just think it's a great time of year. The weather's cooler, you can eat a nice, hearty meal and the food is awesome," she said.

And while the beer isn't for everyone...

"I tried to get one of those Bud Lites but they wouldn't let me get one cause they said they were like they said you look too young," aid one teen.

It seems Oktoberfest is.

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