Best Beer Gardens

The world's first beer gardens emerged in 19th-century Bavaria, and the rather brilliant idea of sprawling, outdoor beer-drinking establishments soon took hold and spread across the globe. From Munich, Germany, to New York City and even Vietnam, here are the world's best beer gardens.

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Millions of visitors take over Bavarian capital Munich for Oktoberfest each year from mid-September through early October. 960 1280

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Signs advertising an array of sausage and bratwurst tempt hungry Oktoberfest revelers. 960 1280

  

It's not all about the beer at Oktoberfest, with live music and traditional dancing filling the schedule. 960 1280

  

Talented waitresses carry dozens of beers to Oktoberfest attendees patiently waiting for the special brews. 960 1280

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Food specialties abound at Oktoberfest including pork knuckles, pretzels and sweet treats, too. 960 1280

  

Oktoberfest has been celebrated in the picturesque city of Munich since 1810. 960 1280

  

Drinkers fill up 14 beer tents to quaff unique Oktoberfest brews served in 1-liter steins. 960 1280

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Put down the stein and enjoy the carnival rides at the fun fair including an extra-large Ferris wheel and swings. 960 1280

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Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Did You Know? The delicious tradition of BBQ arose in the early 1500s when Spanish explorers introduced pigs to the native populations of Florida. In turn, native Americans taught Europeans a grilling technique they called "barabicu", meaning "sacred fire pit."

Dish 1: Dry-Rub Ribs
Where: Rendezvous, 52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Big Ben BBQ Platter

Big Ben BBQ Platter

Did You Know? Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as Boston butt) or mixed cuts, is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method.

Dish 2: Big Ben BBQ Platter
Where: Pappy’s Smokehouse, 3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103
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Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Did You Know? Most barbeque joints serve up two kinds of ribs: baby back and spare. Spare ribs, the larger and flatter of the two, come from the belly side of the pig. Baby back ribs, smaller, curvier and meatier, are what’s between the spare rib and the spine.

Dish 3: Baby Back Ribs
Where: Henry’s Hi-Life, 301 West St John St, San Jose, CA 95110
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BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

Did You Know? Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. Brisket is also the national food of the Republic of Texas.

Dish 4: BBQ Feast
Where: Osborne Family Farm, 19400 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223
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BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

Did You Know? In the pre-Civil War period, Southerners ate, on average, 5-lbs. of pork for every 1-lb. of beef.

Dish 5: BBQ Ribs
Where: Buz n Ned’s, 1119 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
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Did You Know? One of the challenges of grilling chicken is getting the breasts, thighs, legs and wings so they are all cooked perfectly.

Dish 6: BBQ Chicken Dinner
Where: The Brick Pit, 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
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Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Luscious Arabian dates make the perfect topping for this stunner at Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Dubai

Pizza Hut in Dubai

This popular new pie at Pizza Hut in Dubai is topped with 12 mini cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, is where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after he was granted freedom. 960 1280

  

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town, South Africa, serves up fresh fish-and-chips dinners. 960 1280

  

Cape Town’s harbor

Cape Town’s harbor

Built for the World Cup Soccer tournament, this giant sculpture giving a peace sign in Cape Town’s harbor is made up of thousands of Coca-Cola cases. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A caravan of camels parked at a popular highway rest stop just outside Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A local commutes on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Vendors prepare for a day of selling inside the Bab Doukala, one of the gates into the ancient medina, or walled city, of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma is Amman, Jordan's most popular street-eat stall, selling nearly 1,000 pounds of beef each day! 960 1280

  

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

When they're homesick, this American couple working in Accra, Ghana, stop by KFC for a little taste of home. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

This Pizza Hut in Mauritius incorporates local flavors along with the chain's signature cheese-filled crusts. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

This highway rest stop is a popular eating spot for tourists and locals traveling outside of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, with hints of lime, coconut and orange juice flavors, is a popular Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll is popular among Emiratis in the Arabian Peninsula. 960 1280

  

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