Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.
Dubbed "Touchdown Jesus" by Notre Dame alumni, "The Word of Life," constructed by Millard Sheets, is a mural on the face of the university's Hesburgh Library. Easily viewed from the football stadium, the piece features the looming figure of the resurrected Jesus with arms raised like a referee signaling a touchdown.
1. Bratfest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend Friday - Monday on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. It moved to Willow Island a few years ago after being held in the Sentry Foods parking lot when it first began.
In 2008 the fest set a world record for the most brats consumed in a weekend. Each year they try to break their own world record by selling more and more brats.
In addition to Brats, Bratfest also offers hotdogs and Boca Brats (vegetarian) for very reasonable prices.
Free live entertainment is available on two stages as well as carnival rides and sweet treats. Rutabega also offers kayaking for kids.
Admission is free, parking is free, and a large portion of profits go to dozens of Madison area charities. Check it out!
2. Johnsonville sponsors the annual "World's Largest Brat Fest". It is usually held Memorial Day weekend on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. Parking, admission, and music are all free. Carnival rides and games are available. The rides cost $2-$4 each. Brats and hot dogs are relatively inexpensive ($1.50 in 2008). A large portion of the proceeds go to local charities.
General Motors and Ford, the two major automotive companies in the city.
Nickname for the left-leaning Burlington, popularized during the mayoral tenure of now US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.