I was introduced to the idea of a "chowhound" by Calvin Trillan. Basically, as I understand it anyway, a chowhound is sort of an everyman gourmet, someone who knows great food and knows where to get it, but is not necessarily interested in the latest frou-frou uber-yupster restaurant.
A chowhound is much more street level. A chowhound is more likely to know which Asian market has the best spring-rolls and which days of the week to get them so they are prepared by the right person. A chowhound is local and organic and ethnic. Bring on the chowhounds!
So, if you consider yourself a budding chowhound, I need your help. I was munching on some locally made brats the other night and wondered where the best locally made brats might be found. I have a few sources that I like, but I won't prejudice the input.
If you know of a place that makes brats locally, be it a meat market or supermarket, drop your recommendation in the comment box. Later we will whip up a poll with the results of this digging and figure out the "best" local brats.