Serious Eats

Sausage City: The Original Gene’s Sausage Shop

Many of the sausages you see at Lincoln Square originate at a more unassuming shop on Belmont Avenue much further west: the original Gene's Sausage Shop. It's a little rougher around the edges, a little more faded, and a lot more charming.Full Story

Eater Chicago

Lincoln Square: Where to Take Visiting Friends to Eat or Drink

Over 40 varieties of sausages, freshly butchered and cured in-house, make some of the most delicious snacks in the city. Other gourmet specialties from goulash and blintzes to farmer’s spaetzle and chocolate delicacies line the walls of this European-style shop.Full Story

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A Sandwich a Day: “Liverbest” Sandwich at Gene’s Sausage Shop in Lincoln Square

Want to meet me on the rooftop deck of Gene's Sausage Shop? Call me up, offer to buy me a round, and I will be there. Located on top of the stunning Lincoln Square butcher shop (where you can score all kinds of wonderful handmade sausage) Gene's rooftop beer and wine garden is one of the best places to drink during the summer.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

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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

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