A live podcast and brats were all the fans of Garage Logic needed May 10 at Grundhofer’s Old-Fashioned Meats.

Joe Soucheray is the creator and self-proclaimed mayor of Garage Logic. According to the podcast’s website, “Garage Logic is the seat of Gumption County, down the road from Diversityville, but not as far as Liberal Lakes. It’s a place where common sense prevails, the two-car garage is revered and cigar smoking is allowed (and lawyers aren’t).”

Since this is a well-rounded imaginary town, the website adds, “When you visit G.L., you’ll be greeted with the melodic harmonies of power tools at work and the sweet, aromatic blend of cigars and motor oil. For recreation, you can tee it up on Creature Path golf course, go fishing in Spoon Lake, or catch a Fighting Stogies game at the University of Garage Logic (where you can also enroll in a course on personal responsibility).”

This is the first time Grundhofer’s has hosted the Garage Logic team. Grundhofer’s advertises on the podcast, and when owner Spencer Grundhofer was asked if he would host the event, he  jumped at the chance.

It wound up being the perfect space for almost 300 fans of the podcast to meet and listen to a live taping. With more than 100 kinds of brats, including its world famous gummy bear brat, the citizens of Garage Logic couldn’t have been happier. Grundhofer’s provided brat samples and had its food truck set up on the day of the event.

“It was an excellent turnout, and (the listeners) are a loyal bunch,” Grundhofer said.

There were plenty of giveaways that day, including a $50 gift card to Grundhofer’s, $75 gift card to The Minnesotan, $250 gift card to Frattallone’s Ace Hardware and two pairs of tickets to a Twins game.

A long time listener and “citizen” of Garage Logic drove all the way down from Duluth and said “it was well worth the trip.”

For those interested in becoming a “citizen” of Garage Logic themselves, or to listen to previously recorded podcasts, visit garagelogic.com.

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