Good Friends & Rygwelski's Brats & Kielbasa -[R]ogers City, MI
A few years ago I spent a week in Rogers City. I went for the solitude. One of the the
regular 'Hounds mentioned Rygwelski's IGA as making good brats and kielbasa. The
recommendation was dead-on.
I liked them so much that I bought a large cooler and filled it. That supply was exhausted
~one year ago. Sigh. I've tried the various tube steaks made in metro-Detroit. They were
merely good, not great.
Yesterday I got a call from good friends. They remembered the brats that everyone raved
over at a cookout ... had something to-do with Rogers City. They were driving thru Rogers
City ... asked a few questions and were directed to R's.
Yesterday, noon-ish, they called. Said that they were bringing me a surprise from Rogers
City. What else could it be? I was thrilled.
Their care package was one pkg of four [yes, 4] brats and one pkg of four [count'm 4]
kielbasa. I certainly appreciate the thought ... but they aren't get promoted to "great
friend" status with that particular tube steak tease.
re: coney with everything
I'll be spending a week in Tawas this summer and a run up to Rygwelski's IGA sounds like a good day trip. The in-laws will think I am crazy for making a 200 mile round trip just for tubed meats but if Rainsux and GoatGolfer are willing to fly up, they must be good. BTW, a little birdie dropped off 6 loaves of Spatz yesterday, half a dozen toasted and buttered slices later I was satiated :)
VTB:::Feel the earth grasshopper. We are in a real search for MI based German wares. Rainsux has a plane, we have a plan and if you fly along we can bring ~!50# less stowage. You can particpate vicariously. This is not JT Shanghai!!.
However, JP has the China box which may be necessary for such a party.
Hmmm, okay. Should we arrange on Google Detroit Chow?
PS--Rainsux hasn't weighed-in as to whether it is acceptable to have another 187LBS of dead weight displacing valuable edible cargo.
PPS--too bad Cw/E's husband would never let her join; because, she is a wirery 97LB chowhound who would displace very little cargo (but might consume much of it if someone wasn't keeping an eye on it.)