7 Reasons Why We Love O.S.S.

7.  One Sweet Spot

It's our favorite go-to eatery when we're craving some good and hearty, stick-to-your-ribs brats. If you go down Regent St. towards Park St. in Madison, WI. (whoa! that was a lot of punctuation) ... you will surely pass by O.S.S., THE place to go for classic and reimagined takes on Wisconsin's favorite, the bratwurst.  Don't blink, or you may just miss it.  Look out for their neon sign, or the steam-punk inspired fork & knives sign outside of their building.  Looking for parking?  Click here to find the best spots for your car... or you can bike or walk it there, depending on where you live, and the weather of course.

They're Open Serving Sausage!                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Epicurean Chronicles


6.  Order Some Sides

They have some pretty yummy side dishes, like their self-proclaimed "Homemade 2nd Best Chili" or their soup of the day.  Oh, and in case you were wondering... they've got deep-fried Snickers Bites y'all!  You can even grab a deck of cards or other board games that they have in-house and play while you eat!  Our fav sides are their cheese curds and fries.  You just can't go wrong with them.

play some cards and enjoy some sides!                                                                                                                                                                    photo by Epicurean Chronicles


5.  Obvious Sausage Smackdown

Their fun and delicious takes on sausages are just that.  A Sausage Smackdown! Obvi.  Try the Fundido.  It's a spicy Mexican-style Chorizo sausage covered with sautéed bell peppers, spicy queso sauce, and topped with super crispy tortilla chips.  If this doesn't slap you in the face with great Mexican flavors cleverly packed in a bun, then I don't know what will.

The Fundido                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Epicurean Chronicles


4.  Occasional Serendipitous Sausage

If you don't act fast, you'll miss out on sausage specials like the Curry Sausage.  This is on my list of must-haves in Madison.  Yes, ALL OF MADISON.  I happened to eat this by chance on its last day on the menu.  Lucky me!  Maybe you'll get lucky too and they bring it back.  If they do, you better get one, FAST!  'Cause just like Keyser Söze, POOF! It's gone.   

the elusive curry sausage                                                                                                                                                                                              photo by epicurean chronicles


3.  Old School Sausages

Looking for a more traditional brat?  Make no mistake that O.S.S. can serve up some of the old school classics like the Smoked Polish.  Smother it with mustard and relish or go super old school and just top it with diced raw onions.  Either way, you'll satisfy your craving for a good old fashioned brat .  You'll LOVE this one if you're a fan of Maxwell Street Polish Sausages from Chicago.


2.  Optimum Sausage Selection

They have a great menu of Classics, Signatures, and Open-Sourced Sausages that are inspired by other sausage and brat enthusiasts.  It's going to be tough deciding what to get, especially when everything looks so damn good!  Don't worry, the O.S.S. folks are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.  They'll help you decide on your spirit sausage and even give you a few recs.

everything on the menu looks so good!                                                                                                                                                                  photo by epicurean chronicles


1.  Outstanding Superb Service

An eatery just isn't worth going to without feeling the love from the people that make the magic happen before AND after your meal arrives at your table.  The folks at O.S.S. are incredibly helpful, hospitable, and genuinely kind.  I feel like I'm at a family cookout every time I stop in for a bite.  They really are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and they make sure that you leave satisfied and happy with your experience.  You can't help but leave feeling like you made the right choice for your meal that day, and you can't help but come back for more.

Josh Ball, Manager and all around stand-up guy                                                                                                                                               photo by epicurean chronicles


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        By Chris Attaway

        By Chris Attaway