Saturday, May 28th, 2011

We went into town this evening to support our local brat fest, one of four that are taking place this weekend. Here in Wisconsin, our bratwurst festivals are such a big deal that we need several days in many different locations to properly do them justice.

What really happened was, we have this annual bratfest at the convention center that sells something like a half-million brats in two days, but all the brats are donated by Johnsonville, the meat packing company that infamously donated a bunch of money to help get Scott Walker elected governor, so the lefties have organized their own brat festivals. This is Madison, after all.

Never having done this before, they weren’t quite ready for the response they were going to get. The People’s Brat Fest we went to this morning didn’t fire up their grills early enough and ended up behind the curve for more than an hour trying to serve brats to a line of people that kept getting longer and longer no matter how frantically they tried to catch up. Next time, guys, start burning brats at least a half-hour before your scheduled start time. And turn the heat down. There are few foods more unappetizing than an overcooked brat.

When we strolled up to the Wurst Fest this evening we were pleased to see lots of people in attendance, but disappointed to hear from the people checking us in that they were sold out of bratwurst because so many more people showed up than they anticipated. It was a brat fest without brats. We stuck around for an hour or so anyway to check out the bands and drink a beer, but left earlier than we thought we would because we were getting hungry and knew of a bar just down the road, The Alchemy Cafe, that had some really good food. One way or another, we were going to get that food. And we did. Nom.

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  1. 1 The Seanster said at 3:35 pm on May 29th, 2011:

    Damn! No good brats for you guys? What is the State of Wisconsin coming to?!

  2. 2 Dave said at 4:22 pm on May 29th, 2011:

    Pretty scary, isn’t it? Don’t worry, we brought home some from the deli today and we’re going to have our own personalized brat fest right in our back yard tomorrow night. I’ll personally devour one in your honor, in five minutes or less, grunting loudly as I do.

  3. 3 The Seanster said at 11:45 pm on May 29th, 2011:

    May it be so. Omayn.