Wurst Bar

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Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

While many local restaurants are struggling to stay afloat during the current global health crisis, a new restaurant opened in Ypsilanti which has people lined up for food each day and selling out of a popular sandwich almost daily.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with one of the co-owners of Bellflower Restaurant in Ypsilanti, Mark Maynard.


Nick Azzaro

The FLY Children's Art Center in Ypsilanti will receive financial support from a special fundraiser taking place this Sunday, May 22nd.

The Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti is holding its third annual Wurst Challenge.

I spoke with one the event's creator, local blogger Mark Maynard, and the FLY Center's chairman of the board Linette Lao about what's happening.


Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Some stomachs may be hurting this morning, but the FLY Children’s Art Center is in a better position thanks to the first ever Wurst Challenge at Ypsilanti’s Wurst bar. 

Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

More young people in Southeast Michigan will continue to have opportunities to make art thanks to several people attempting to eat 20 foot long brats.  Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar is hosting the first ever Wurst Challenge Thursday evening as a fundraiser for the Fly Children’s Art Center.

Ypsilanti Notables To Go On Fundraising Bratwurst-bender

Mar 10, 2014
Mark Maynard / markmaynard.com

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A fundraising event in Michigan plans to pit participants with big appetites against 20-foot-long bratwursts that weigh close to six pounds. The Ann Arbor News reports the Wurst  Challenge to benefit the FLY Children's Art Center is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on March 20.  Nine participants are registered so far, including Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber.  The event is hosted by Ypsilanti's Wurst Bar, the New Holland Brewing Co., blogger Mark Maynard and others.