brat fest

05.28.10

This weekend marks one of Wisconsin’s favorite holidays, Brat-Fest. Which means more brats are consumed in the next three days then most of the country can even imagine. But when in Wisconsin, complete with Capital Brewery beer, you know anything is possible.

The wonderful thing about this event – besides eating multiple brats, hot dogs and even veggie dogs is that the money made goes to support local charities. Something I’ll even eat a brat to, if for some reason I started needing excuses.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I certainly had my fair share of brats, mainly during the summer months, when grilling is a must, and brats are plentiful. I picked up these brats at the local Meat Market in my home town, because, let’s face it,  brats are just better when they come from Wisconsin. ;)

Enjoy your long weekend and if you are in Wisconsin, be sure to celebrate with a brat!

32 Comments (Reply )

  1. Hayley @ Breath of Fire
    May 28, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    Brats are tasty. I’ll have mine with half a bottle of dijon mustard, please.

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  2. Hayley @ Breath of Fire
    May 28, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    Brats are tasty. I’ll have mine with half a bottle of dijon mustard, please.

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  3. actorsdiet
    May 28, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    i want a brat!

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  4. actorsdiet
    May 28, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    i want a brat!

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  5. Mo@MommyRD
    May 28, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Happy Memorial day weekend Emily! Can’t wait to see the yummy eats and drinks.

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  6. Mo@MommyRD
    May 28, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Happy Memorial day weekend Emily! Can’t wait to see the yummy eats and drinks.

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  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 28, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    You want to hear something weird? I never heard of brats until I met my husband! What a sheltered life I was living!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 28, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    You want to hear something weird? I never heard of brats until I met my husband! What a sheltered life I was living!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Mellissa
    May 28, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    Fun! I love a good brat :) Especially a Wisconsin brat!

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  10. Mellissa
    May 28, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    Fun! I love a good brat :) Especially a Wisconsin brat!

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  11. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 28, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    I am pretty much a non-meat eating but that looks really good!
    I want a BBQ! haha
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 28, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    I am pretty much a non-meat eating but that looks really good!
    I want a BBQ! haha
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    May 28, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    no “weekend” whatsoever for me :( working all three days!! i AM going to farmers market tomorrow morning though.. and their brats are pretty damn good if you ask me!

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  14. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    May 28, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    no “weekend” whatsoever for me :( working all three days!! i AM going to farmers market tomorrow morning though.. and their brats are pretty damn good if you ask me!

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  15. and flowers pick themselves
    May 28, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    i could never eat this because i’m annoyingly picky…but i’m still drooling over it.
    :)

    xo Alison

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  16. and flowers pick themselves
    May 28, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    i could never eat this because i’m annoyingly picky…but i’m still drooling over it.
    :)

    xo Alison

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  17. Kate
    May 29, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    brats are so good! i have always been a sausage lover which i attribute to my german roots. top a brat with some ‘kraut and mustard and i am a happy girl :)

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  18. Kate
    May 29, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    brats are so good! i have always been a sausage lover which i attribute to my german roots. top a brat with some ‘kraut and mustard and i am a happy girl :)

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  19. Jennifer
    May 29, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Well I will be no where near Wisconsin but those look so good I may have to have a Brat tomorrow at my house! :)

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  20. Jennifer
    May 29, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Well I will be no where near Wisconsin but those look so good I may have to have a Brat tomorrow at my house! :)

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  21. Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife
    May 29, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    I have no idea why but I am just not a brat girl. I even flushed one down the toilet once when I was little because my mom tried to make me eat one for dinner (somehow I convinced her to let me eat upstairs, and down the toilet it went). But I’ll get a good hotdog! ha. Hope you have a fab weekend!

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    • anutritionisteats
      May 30, 2010 @ 8:58 am

      Haha!! That is too funny! I actually don’t think I was a huge fan when I was younger, but it is a standard summer meal in Wisco so I had to get used to them!

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  22. Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife
    May 29, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    I have no idea why but I am just not a brat girl. I even flushed one down the toilet once when I was little because my mom tried to make me eat one for dinner (somehow I convinced her to let me eat upstairs, and down the toilet it went). But I’ll get a good hotdog! ha. Hope you have a fab weekend!

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    • anutritionisteats
      May 30, 2010 @ 8:58 am

      Haha!! That is too funny! I actually don’t think I was a huge fan when I was younger, but it is a standard summer meal in Wisco so I had to get used to them!

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  23. therabbitrunner
    May 30, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    i just love it when good food is promoted for charity :) best of both worlds!!
    looks delicious!

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  24. therabbitrunner
    May 30, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    i just love it when good food is promoted for charity :) best of both worlds!!
    looks delicious!

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  25. Lori
    May 31, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    So now I know my first meal when I visit the area. ;) These look great! We’ve been getting some tasty brats from a farm near by. I love them simmered in beer, butter and onions!

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  26. Lori
    May 31, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    So now I know my first meal when I visit the area. ;) These look great! We’ve been getting some tasty brats from a farm near by. I love them simmered in beer, butter and onions!

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  27. Angharad
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    Ahh! Love it! I was in Madison this weekend to see friends and run the half marathon! I did not make it to bratfest sadly but I did eat my fair share of bbq goods…

    Hope yours was a good one!

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  28. Angharad
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    Ahh! Love it! I was in Madison this weekend to see friends and run the half marathon! I did not make it to bratfest sadly but I did eat my fair share of bbq goods…

    Hope yours was a good one!

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