Hey Abe Frohman, Does Chicago Have a New Sausage King?

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Photo: Nick Kindelsperger courtesy Serious Eats

That’s just for starters. Read it all, there’s time to get there for lunch.

the smoked Polish sausage ($4.45), which just might be one of the best versions of Chicago classic I’ve ever eaten. No joke. Grilled to order, the casing is crisp, while the insides are tender and smokey, with just enough garlic flavor peeking through. It’s topped with only some strong mustard and sauerkraut—which the deli also makes from scratch. The final masterstroke is a soft onion-studded roll that tenderly cradles the sausage while adding a hint of sweetness.

That’s just for starters. Read it all, there’s time to get there for lunch.