Raise a stein to fall and friends with this rustic, delicious menu. Wow your guests with homemade soft pretzels (they’re easier than you think!) with whatever you prefer for dipping: grainy mustard, beer cheese, or honey butter for the younger set. For dinner itself, bratwursts are simmered in beer, then broiled and topped with a tangy cabbage-carrot slaw. On the side is a beautifully fresh spin on the classic German potato salad, with pickled red onions, plenty of parsley and dill, and a mustard-bacon dressing. Finish with an utterly simple Dutch baby–ahem German pancake filled with ripe, sweet pears. Be sure to pair the meal with your favorite Oktoberfest brews.