Brian P made and grilled a copious quantity of sausages:
Here's a glimpse of a partial plate of plenty (missing the braised cabbage; the pretzels were long gone by this time):
We discovered that Dark Father goes really well with dessert:
The gathering fulfilled my revelry quota for the month. Now I can crawl back into my reclusive autumnal hole and wait for the next book-group feast to lure me out.