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Hans Rockenwägner tells us what Oktoberfest was like in his native Germany when he was growing up.

His bakery called Rockenwagner Bakery offers artisanal scones and fresh-baked pretzel rolls and the full line of baked products including the Rudolph Steiner health bread, cheese-poppy seed twists, fruit streusels and more.

They serve Meinl coffee from one of Austria’s great Kaffeehouses and soon will be introducing a menu of carryout sandwiches, quiches, salads and soups. He also tempts us with the ginormous Octoberfest pretzels and addictive donuts being served at this low key Mar Vista bakery.

We can't wait to try the berliner, the yeast donut filled with jam and sprinkled with sugar.

Rockenwagner Bakery at 12835 Washington Blvd. (cross street - Beethoven) in Mar Vista. Open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday - Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Music Break: Magic - Count Basie & His Orchestra