Designer brats in Wisconsin
Matt Butler cuts sausage links while Dean Rindahl operates the meat grinder at Piggly Wiggly in Oconomowoc, where fresh brats are made.Photo: Image by Mark Felix
The bratwurst is getting a makeover in Wisconsin.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel many small meat markets and grocers have transformed the brat as an effort to stand out.
This has resulted in a variety of brats with wild flavors including chicken, cranberry and even Reuben flavored bratwurst.
Meat specialists say the trend has come from small-business owners wanting to compete with large retailers now offering food.