Delicious Cheap Eats in Chicago

Cultural diversity, talented chefs, and discerning diners are turning the Second City into the nation's first choice for inexpensive dining.Full Story

Travel Channel

My Evil Mistress

Last summer we taped one of the best shows we ever made, Bizarre Foods: Chicago... I want to salute a man and an establishment that I loved visiting, and that’s Gene’s Sausage and their head honcho Mr. Gene Luszcz.Full Story


Eater’s MoW* Guide to Holida Party Eats in Chicago

Check out our list of Chicago's best to-go-friendly food spots to accompany your home-poured draught.Full Story

Serious Eats

Sausage City: Alpine Kielbasa at Gene’s Sausage Shop

Gene's Sausage Shop has roots that go way back to the early 70s, when it was one of those old school butcher shops itself specializing in Polish products and nourishing the local immigrant community with that famous "taste of home."Full Story

Gusmen Lifestyle Magazine

A Wine Walk to Remember

One of the great secrets about Chicago to people who don’t live here is that, despite its famous skyscrapers and beautiful downtown Loop area, the real soul of the city lies in its neighborhoods.Full Story


Oktoberfest Headstart: Gene’s Sausage Shop

Already hankering for a celebratory bratwurst? Not a bad idea to stop through the delicatessen for some made-in-house sausage and German treats on special throughout the store.Full Story


Staff Picks: Best Spots for Sausages in Chicago

This week, we bring our staff picks a little more down to earth. After telling you about restaurant bathrooms and the best eateries in which to avoid having your brains eaten, now we weigh in on a more mundane topic: sausages.Full Story


The Rooftop at Gene’s Sausage Shop

This sunny roofdeck atop the Lincoln Square delicatessen is pairing a rotating selection of brews with their housemade sausage creations (Polish, jalapeno bratwurst, etc.), beef-stuffed cabbage rolls, and pierogi with fillings ranging from wild mushroom & sauerkraut, to blueberries, to sweet cheese...Full Story

Urban Daddy

Up Where You Belong

Beer gardens. Yes, pretty great places. Brunch. It has its moments, too. Sometimes you wonder what would happen if you combined the two...
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