Had Polish sausage tonight with hot dogs. The Polish are always too large to eat two so one sausage + one dog hits the sweet spot.
Last night we tried gyro brats. Delicious. I love my butcher shop.
I've been on a polish kick lately (if my obsession with Chicago food wasn't obvious, I worked in Chicago style restaurant in my teens). I've been buying different brands around town, cutting them in half and charring them in oil with different toppings. My favorite so far was some sharp white cheddar with grilled onions, proper nuclear green relish, celery salt and giardiniera. The Vienna Beef brand are the best I've sampled for now. I also got a home meat slicer and made my own beef and juice to make combo beefs. The roast turned out good, but the juice was not strong in the flavor. It was good but needs a LOT of improvement.
As for brats, I will take them with any and all combination of things you described in the OP. One thing I recommend you try next time you make them is to put some vidalia onion (available in Spring) or other sweet onion, some jalapeno mustard, and crumbled gorgonzola on your brat. The combination is ridiculously good, especially if you give the cheese a few to get the proper creamy texture from the heat of the meat. Also, brats should always be grilled or URDOINITRONG. Edited, Sep 30th 2012 10:03pm by Paskil