Those are the days for bratwurst and a thyme martini, in my books.
This is quick and simple. Parboil the bratwurst in some beer for a few minutes. This is a raw sausage, and you want it to start the cooking at this step. Toss in a few pieces of chopped onion and thyme if you like to flavour it.
While the brats are parboiling, light the grill. I prefer briquettes for this, because they get crazy hot.
Once the charcoal is hot, toss the parboiled bratwurst on the grill. Grill until browned nicely on both sides.
Toast some buns briefly while you get the condiments ready. Like grilled onions.
And you have dinner on the table inside of 20 minutes. Why would you eat hot dogs when you can have this? Yum.