Volunteers grill 100-foot-long bratwurst
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.
Silver Creek Saloon hosted the practice run last week to prepare for the city’s 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. The Bicentennial Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration is set to be held Sept. 19-21 in downtown Belleville.
Last Tuesday, Larry Schubert, who made the 60-pound sausage, led the effort to unroll it onto a specially made 100-foot metal trough. Volunteers exercised more caution after practicing in August with a 50-foot bratwurst that broke in several places because it was turned too quickly and the grill was too hot. Organizers walked around to inspect and fix splits in the meat.
A nearby baking company will make a 200-foot-long bun to go with the bratwurst when it’s grilled at the community event on Sept. 21. Donations will be collected from people who want to eat a piece of the bratwurst. Proceeds will benefit local food pantries.
Man named human loses primary
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Human’s race ended in defeat.
A candidate who legally changed his name to human — with a lowercase “H” — lost his bid to run for office in New Hampshire last week.
The former David Montenegro lost a primary contest to incumbent Demo-cratic state Rep. Rose Marie Rogers by a count of 181-30.
Montenegro changed his name in 2012. He made headlines this year when the state’s highest court ruled he could have a vanity license plate that reads COPSLIE. He had sued after the Division of Motor Vehicles said he couldn’t have the plate because they said it denigrated police officers.
Rogers was first elected in 2012 and represents Rochester, a city of about 30,000 residents.
Latest NYC condo amenity: $1 million parking spot
NEW YORK — A condo development in New York City’s pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle — $1 million.
The New York Times reported the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 and $6,666 a square foot.
The three-bedroom apartments will cost around $8 million to $10 million, or about $3,100 a square foot.
Brokerage firm CEO Shaun Osher says there are “few to no options” for parking in SoHo, just northeast of the World Trade Center site. He says his firm is “looking at setting the benchmark.”