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


10 Of Chicago’s Coziest Patios For Fall Dining & Drinking

You'll be ready for Oktoberfest at this Lincoln Square mainstay with tap beer and encased meats on the rooftop deck declared by USA Today as among the best in the country.Full Story


The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago, 2014 Edition

Besides being an awesome delicatessen and a great place to get German culinary delights, Gene's has one of the sunniest most enjoyable rooftops around during the warmer months in Chicago. The design is very quaint German beer garden, where you can relax and soak up some sun while enjoying a few sausages and pints.Full Story

Illinois Partners

Links to the Old World

Four skilled butchers with rich heritages in the craft hand-make the sausages sold at Gene’s in Chicago. They understand meat at a level indescribable to those without the skill set. Full Story

National Geographic Traveler

Chicago: America’s Green City

Phil Ponce, local TV news anchor, peers at the amazing array of sausages dangling from overhead racks in Gene’s Deli in north Chicago’s Lincoln Square. “Chicago’s not the city of big shoulders,” he jokes, referring to poet Carl Sandburg’s early-20th-century characterization of what was then America’s industrial capital, “but rather the city of pig shoulders.” (And that refers not just to actual pork, he later explains, but also to the long line of Chicago politicians convicted of taking bribes.).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

USA Today

10 Great Places to Dig In at a Beer Garden

This popular imported-food store recently opened a flower-filled rooftop beer garden, with a hearty menu of grilled house-made sausages, schnitzel, pierogi and sauerkraut. The food pairs perfectly with a rotating tap list of imported and domestic craft brews. Full Story

CBS Chicago

Best Butcher Shops in Chicago

If you’re going to be doing a cookout of just sausages because the guys are coming over, then this is the place to head to. Gene’s offers over 40 different types of smoked sausages and meats that are made daily along with over 30 homemade sliced deli meats.Full Story


The 7 Best Butchers in Chicago

To some, Gene's Sausage Shop may look like a regular grocery store—produce, cheese, sweets and beers line the walls. But if you're a meat-lover, Gene's looks like paradise. A huge meat counter meanders along one wall, containing the largest collection of deli meats and charcuterie we've ever seen.Full Story

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