Hello Chicago!  It’s me, Herman the Brat, back from my time away in the homeland. While my time in Germany was relaxing, I’m so glad to be back for my favorite time of the year…Oktoberfest!  Thankfully Chicago is getting a little break from that heat wave; cause let me tell you it gets hot inside this bun of mine.  I’m not here for long, but wow do I have a lot to tell you about.

Oktoberfest is less than a month in counting and there are so many new things to fill you in on.  Don’t be mistaken I am not that “45-foot brat” they’ve been talking about.  That’s something different that will be eaten (eeeekkkk) at the Fest as an attempt to break the record for the Midwest’s Longest Brat.  But enough for now…I don’t want to give away everything my first day on this blog.  Stay tuned for now to hear all the details of the 26th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest, spot me around town, or check out my updates on Facebook and Twitter.  For now, I’m off trying to bring Bavaria to your backyard…one brat at a time.