One of the friendliest places I ever stopped at. While I expect that driving north you have stopped at Meisfields (http://www.miesfelds.com) for your main course of brats, these people have to be the dessert. I just did some of their "fruit and nut" brats and they were great. I grilled up some of their "hamburger with cheese and bacon" pattys and my son was begging me to go back for more (long trip, in the future). They have some very interesting brats, and to be honest I would not be trying some of them like "pumpkin".
The next cookout I plan on, I am driving to them and getting the bulk of brats at Meisfields, and an assortment from Newtons. (sorry Usinger's purists)
That and I was not having a good day and was not in a good mood when I went into Newtons. The two ladies there were so friendly, joking, etc. that I left in a far better mood.