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Wisconsin Folk: what are your favorite places to buy Brats?

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  • MarkG Oct 14, 2007 07:10 AM
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especially seeking butcher shops that make them on the premises.

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  1. Miesfelds http://www.miesfelds.com/ in Sheboygan and Glenn's Market and Catering http://www.glennsmarket.com/index.asp in Watertown are my two favorites.

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    1. re: beerambassador

      I would also heartily recommend Meisfelds for a great brat that is made in-house. They also have an incredible and very reasonably priced meat market.

    2. Stoneridge Market, in Wautoma. I haven't actually been to this place, have only eaten their brats with friends, but I'm going to be shipping my dad a box to West Virginia for his birthday this Friday - they are terrific, excellent flavor in both plain and flavored brats. The flavored varieties still taste like brats - most of the time an "enhanced" brat (anathema to some, I know!) just tastes like mexican/italian/cheese-filled sausage.

      Their website is http://www.stoneridgemarket.com/defau...
      I plan to visit the next chance I get, and take a cooler with me.

      1. I'm a transplant from BrewTown and we nearly always bought our brats at Usingers in downtown Milwaukee. They make them on site and will tell you more about brats than you'd care to know. They also make great giftboxes and will ship them all over.

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        1. re: spunky_monkey

          Yeah, you right, Monkey!

          Here's their website:

          http://www.usinger.com/

          1. re: spunky_monkey

            Here, here for Usingers! We had them at our annual Oktoberfest parade tailgate party. They were a hit! We usually have brats from our local grocery store (Festival). They are good, but Usingers were better. We like their natural casing weiners, too.

            1. re: spunky_monkey

              Here is another vote for Usingers. I went to UWO and we would drive down to Milwaukee just to get brats from Usingers. So good.

            2. whenever I'm back in Wisconsin visiting the folks I stop at Gundrum's in downtown Slinger. They make their own brats -- and better yet, with a smokehouse out back, offer smoked brats. Great summer sausage and mettwurst too.

              1. My parents live in Madison and their long-time favorite is the Bavaria Sausage, just outside of Madison. Here's the link to their website https://www.bavariasausage.com/index.php

                1. You can't really go wrong with any freshly made WI brat, but the best I've had lately were from Gagliano's in Delafield, about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee, in "Lake Country." Really, really good.

                  1. When I am not making my own, I buy them at Louie's Finer Meats in Cumberland Wisconsin.

                    This is their website: http://www.louiesfinermeats.com/bizwe...

                    Here is a list of the brats they make: Blueberry, Italian Flavored Brat (hot), Italian Flavored Brat, Maple Brat, Polish Sausage Brat, Beer Brat, Bratwurst- Smoked, Cajun Brat- Smoked, Cheddarwurst Brat smoked, Cranberry Brat, Jalapeno/cheddar Brat, Jalapeno/cheddar Brat smoked, Onion & Garlic Brat, Packer Brat, Packer Brat- Smoked, Wild Rice Brat, Wild Rice Brat- Smoked, and of course regular brats, and probably others not on their website. This year they won 27 International, National or State awards for their sausages and meats.

                    1. Olson's Piggly Wiggly in Green Bay, WI. They make their own and have tons of flavors (i.e. Reuben, Salsa, Cajun, Cheddar, Swiss, Jalapeno, traditional, smoked, etc.).