Gene’s Sausage Shop
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Round up your friends and head to Gene’s in Lincoln Square. Inside, it's an old-school deli selling sausages and other Polish specialities - but head upstairs to their outdoor rooftop, and they’ll cook the sausages for you. Grab a picnic bench and some drinks and your whole crew will be happy.
Moving Pairing: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Netflix)
“You know what I want to do right now? I want to go outside and dance in a crowd and sing in the street and take a joy ride in a vintage Ferrari while the Star Wars theme song plays in the background. Yes, I want to be Ferris for an afternoon. This movie makes me think of everything great about Chicago in the springtime - and like all great things in life, includes a nonsensical parade that peaks with the greatest lip-syncing of “Twist & Shout” ever filmed. Unfortunately, none of this is currently possible. So instead, I’ll settle for watching Cameron’s Seurat-induced epiphany over a few brats from Gene’s and pretend to be Abe Froman, the sausage king of - well, my apartment - for the day.” -MB
Gene’s is an old-school Polish deli that serves traditional sausages and other specialty Polish items. In the summer, they also open up a rooftop beer garden, where they grill sausages and serve beer. Grab a couple of each and hang out on the picnic benches for an excellent afternoon.
Yes, you should definitely get an assortment of sausages from Gene’s in Logan Square. But don’t forget to pick up some cheese, crackers, and basically anything else you expect to find in one of those Pepperidge Farm holiday gift baskets. Pair all of that with some beer and macaroni salad, and head straight over to Winnemac Park.
Genes in Lincoln Square has been selling sausages and German specialty items like kraut, bread, cheese, and mustard for over 50 years. The large retail space is spread out over two floors, so has enough space to beautifully display pretty much every kind of sausage you can think of, from fresh bratwurst to ready-to-eat smoked varieties.
Gene’s is an old-school Polish deli in Lincoln Square that serves traditional sausages and other specialty Polish items. The food is good, but the best part about Gene’s is the rooftop beer garden that opens in the summer. Grab some grilled sausages and cold drinks and hang out on the picnic benches for a relaxing afternoon.