While organizers of the Madison Brat Fest, the world's largest, were hoping to break the record for the most bratwursts consumed over the Memorial Day weekend, there they were, the food police, handing out tofu and turkey brats. That is so wrong, especially in Wisconsin.
Can you see somebody ordering a tofu bratwurst at Miller Field, and asking for that special sauce? Milwaukee cops would on 'em faster than they'd jump an over-served Cubs fan. Imagine walking into Usinger's in Milwaukee and asking for a tofu brat. Hrumph!
In Mad City, they certainly like their bratwursts. Last year, 189,433 of the tasty sausages supplied by the folks at the Johnsville brand, were downed. This year, they were hoping to pass the 200,000 mark, which would break the 2004 record by about 10,000 brats.
But back to the veggie brats. According to The Associated Press, organizers of the counter Veggie Brat Fest, said their product is healthier and more humane. They should join the anti-foie gras brigade and the rest of the patrolmen and women in the food police.
By the way, they gave out 600 veggie brats. Guess that showed 'em.