Celebrate National Hot Dog Week, July 16th-July 22nd! Get 2 regular-sized hot dogs for $5 at Portillo's!    Welcome to Chicago, Ballast Point! Home of the "Habanero Sculpin IPA Bratwurst!"    Sausage Alert: New travel warning issued for Adelaide, Australia!    Stop by Billy's Brat Stand for sausage rants, ramblings and diatribes by Billy Bratzenbier, Sausagefest's roving/raving editor!    Sausage Alert: Sausagefest Travel Warning: Bradford, England! Click for details!    Join Kent on the sausage trail! Check out our new Sausage Trail Reports page.    Visit the Sausage Storage archive for past reviews of Sausagefest.    Thanks for visiting Sausagefest.com, the Sausage Portal For The Free World!    Support Sausagefest by clicking our sponsor ads and links!

The Tennis Star, The Butcher and The Sausage Baby

It’s About the Sausage, Baby

This Pedestrian article, entitled Scottish Butcher Celebrates Andy Murray’s Baby With Cursed Sausage Golem describes the unique way that Scottish butcher John Hill celebrated tennis star Andy Murray and his wife Kim’s newborn baby girl. Essentially, he created a sausage baby, so congrats to John Hill on the birth of his sausage baby. More sausage babies means more sausage and that’s a good thing.

The thing about sausage babies is that they make us smile unless they don’t. So how do you send best baby wishes to the parents of a new sausage baby?

  • 🌭 “A sausage baby changes you forever!”
  • 🌭 “Enjoy your sausage baby’s infancy!”
  • 🌭 “The joyful smile on your sausage baby will forever bring you happiness!”

Figuring out the proper sa...

Read More

‘Tis the Season: Sausage Hope and Forgiveness, UK Style

The Advent season is upon us, a season of hope, forgiveness and salvation. Greggs, the UK’s largest bakery chain, is renowned for their sausage rolls. Now they have gained notoriety for their Advent calendar, which this year included a controversial ad featuring a sausage roll. Not just any sausage roll, mind you! This particular sausage roll was depicted lying in a manger, surrounded by wise men. Per this Time article, the “Bakery Apologizes for Replacing Jesus With a Sausage Roll in Nativity Scene.

Some customers took offense, so in the spirit of the season Greggs sought their own hope and forgiveness by issuing an apology. According to Greggs, they never intended to cause any offense by the ad.

It’s Not Over

End of story? Not quite. According to The Independent, a ...

Read More

Sausage Search and Seizure — A Dark Day for Sausage

Warning: What follows is a disturbing sausage story from across the pond!

Last September Shirley Manor Primary Academy in Bradford, England, implemented a new policy which bans Sausage Rolls from packed lunches!

In this BBC News article, entitled “Bradford School bans sausage rolls from packed lunches,” we learn about the school’s anti-sausage stance:

Solar eclipse image

Photo by Justin Dickey on Unsplash

“The policy says pupils are encouraged to show their packed lunches to staff before and after they have eaten.

It states pork pies, sausage rolls and pepperoni sticks should not be included and neither should fruit squash or flavoured water.”

The school’s sausage police will call parents if banned items are found in packed lunches.

As you most likely guessed, it didn’t take long for ...

Read More

Sausagefest Accolade

Dictionary definition from dictionary page

Sausage fest” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary earlier this year. While we are incredibly proud of this prestigious accolade, we take this opportunity to officially invite a few OED editors to join us at next year’s Sausagefest. Our hope is that by attending Sausagefest they will better understand the true meaning of Sausagefest and perhaps update their erroneous definition to include all genders and all lovers of sausage.

Still, it’s a great accomplishment, even though “cat lady,” “craptacular” and “haterade” were also added this year.

My personal favorite is: “In vino veritas: Under the influence of alcohol, a person tells the truth.” Next year they need to add​: “In sausage vino veritas: under the influence of sausage and wine, all bets are off.”

Read More

Billy’s Brat Stand

Ya Hey Dere! You Wanted Kraut On That Brat, Ain’a?

Welcome to Billy’s Brat Stand, musings by Billy Bratzenbier.

Billy Bratzenbier is a roving Sausagefest.com editor and has been described as a “sausage guardian.” His rants, ramblings and sausage diatribes are archived in the posts below.

Microsoft Sausage Love

By Billy Bratzenbier Remembering "Hot Dog Stand" Once Upon A Time, A Long Time Ago Once upon a time, a long time ago, a company named Microsoft included a free ...
Read More

Sausagefest Travel Warning: Adelaide, South Australia

By Billy Bratzenbier For The Love Of All Things Sausage, Avoid Adelaide! This recent news item from the land down under prompted us to issue y...

Read More

Notable Quotes and Sausage Relevant Observations

Notable Quotes and Sausage Relevant Observations

First, lets toss out the dubious quote often attributed to Otto Von Bismarck about sausage making and politics. There’s no reliable historical source that documents that “Gesetze sind wie Würste, man sollte besser nicht dabei sein, wenn sie gemacht warden” was ever uttered by Otto.

Now with that moldy old false fact put aside, we can bring to your attention some notable thoughts on sausage and the human condition.

“Lawsuit: a machine, which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.”
Ambrose Bierce

“Many men are like sausages; whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them.”
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

“A party is like a sausage machine, it grinds up all sorts of heads together...

Read More

Sausagefest In The News

Read the Daily Herald’s Interview With Kent

Kent discusses sausage and Sausagefest in his interview with the Daily Herald. Follow this link to read the article, published in the Daily Herald on November 12, 2012.

I think we could have Sausagefest in everyone’s backyard through all the cities in America and celebrate in backyards at the barbecue.”

Read More

On The Sausage Trail: Middleton, WI

Summer Sausagefest Travel – Middleton, Wisconsin – August, 2010

Some folks go to Mecca, others visit Rome or Jerusalem, and pagans go to Vegas. If you are even a somewhat serious sausage fan you need to visit this nice town a few miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. Why?

The National Mustard Museum is in downtown Middleton. While not every sausage requires mustard its one of the great natural combos – mustard on brats, mustard on hot dogs, mustard on polish sausage, etc.

The Museum has over 5000 mustards (probably more every day) and enough distractions to keep you entertained for thirty minutes or a couple hours.

The good news about going to Middleton is there a few more reasons to go here besides the museum.

For dinner you want to change paces from the mustard realm...

Read More

On The Sausage Trail: Chicago – – Bin 36

Chicago – – Bin 36

We taste a lot of sausages. A lot of sausages we taste we don’t talk about. Why bring mediocre experiences to your attention?

You see mediocre too often: republicans, democrats, reality tv, tv religion, interviews with football players, interviews with ceo’s. None of them worth capitalizing. They engineer enough wasted time onto themselves.

Eating great sausage, finding great sausage is not a common thing. Its like cable television: 265 channels and most of it forgettable.

Before common media induces your next coma of mediocrity and you find yourself in downtown Chicago, head over to Bin 36. The tourist guides might identify it as a wine bar. But wine bars aren’t known for their long-lived runs. Bin 36 has been around since before 9/11...

Read More

On The Sausage Trail: Cabo San Lucas

Dateline: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – – March, 2012

Cabo San Lucas is at the tip of the second longest peninsula in the world, the Baja California peninsula of Mexico. Despite what you may have heard, Sam Hagar didn’t discover Cabo.

Cabo has many magnets. The whale watching is superb. The seafood and dining choices are first rate. The contrast between the blue of the ocean and the desert is stunning. And, the local residents make you feel welcomed.

On this trip our main focus was whale watching and relaxation. But, since Sausagefest never sleeps, we wanted to pass on some new finds while we were in Cabo.

Our home base was the Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort on the Sea of Cortez side of the peninsula...

Read More