MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest – Main Street Covington, KY June 16-18, 2017

June 16, 2017 at 9:33 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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17th Annual Goettafest
The MainStrasse Village Association invites you to join us for the 17th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest. For those new to Northern Kentucky, Goetta was brought to the area by early German immigrants. It has always been a breakfast staple in the Greater Cincinnati region. Now, it’s not just for breakfast anymore!

If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Included on this year’s.

If you’ve never tried Goetta, now is the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Included on this year’s menus from our various food vendors:

Goetta Cheese Burger
Goetta Grilled Donut
Goetta Brownie
Goetta Balls
Goetta Dog
Fresh Goetta Omelet
Goetta Reuben, Melt, Philly and Slider
Goetta Chili
Goetta Rice Bowl
“Goetta Chedda” Sandwich
Goetta Burrito and Taco
And so much more!

Besides innovative Goetta food offerings, the festival will include arts, crafts, music, entertainment and children’s activities, filling two blocks of the tree-lined Sixth Street Promenade. Relax and enjoy the day in the wonderful old-world atmosphere of historic MainStrasse Village. Plan to enjoy both the festival AND the unique shops, restaurants and bars that make MainStrasse Village a year-round

Where We’re Located
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE
Main Street
Covington, KY 41011

Dates and Times
MainStrasse Village Original Goettafest
Fri, Jun 16 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Sat, Jun 17 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Sun, Jun 18 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
http://www.mainstrasse.org/goettafest.html

One of America’s Favorites – Goetta

January 14, 2013 at 9:48 AM | Posted in breakfast, cooking | Leave a comment
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Goetta is a breakfast sausage of likely German-American origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed

Goetta links

Goetta ilinks

of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef) and steel-cut oats. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh Americanized pronunciation, this dish probably originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century. The word “Goetta” comes from the Low German word götte.

Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.
The modern popularity of goetta in Cincinnati has led to it being called “Cincinnati Caviar”. Glier’s Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 lb (450 metric tons) annually, around 99% of which is consumed locally in greater Cincinnati.
While goetta comes in a variety of forms, all goetta is based around ground meat combined with pin head or steel cut oats. Usually goetta is made from pork shoulder or “Cali”, but occasionally contains equal parts pork and beef. Goetta is typically flavored with bay leaves, rosemary, salt, pepper, and thyme. It contains onions and sometimes other vegetables.
While similar to scrapple in that it contains a grain product and meat for the purpose of stretching out the meat over several days, goetta looks very different. Scrapple is made with meal while goetta uses steel-cut or chopped oats. The oats in goetta are much coarser than the fine powder used in scrapple and add texture to the dish.
Due to the popularity of goetta in the Cincinnati metro area, a number of commercial distributors produce and sell it in the parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana near Cincinnati. The most popular of these brands is Glier’s Goetta, the largest producer of goetta in the world. Glier’s Goetta is based in Covington, Kentucky, part of the greater Cincinnati area.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, there have been annual celebrations since 2004 with the central theme of Goetta.

Goetta pattie

Goetta pattie

The “Original Goettafest” is an annual cultural and culinary celebration held in Covington, Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Covington has a rich heritage of German immigrants and this festival is held in MainStrasse Village, an area of Covington a few blocks from the Ohio River. In 2006, this celebration was held June 17 and 18.
“Glier’s Goettafest” is a similar event held near Newport, Kentucky‘s “Newport on the Levee“(an entertainment, shopping and restaurant complex) on the Ohio River waterfront. The festival celebrates both the dish and Greater Cincinnati’s German American heritage. While the main focus of the festival is goetta, served in many different ways, it also typically includes music, dancing, and other public entertainment. In 2011, the festival was held August 5 through 7.

 

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