Chicago is teeming with amazing encased meats—here's where to find one.
A lively spot for a beer, especially on weekends.
Great spot for lunch, and there's also a market to take home cases of hot dogs and all the accompaniments.
The inventive sausages may draw you in, but the classics will keep you coming back. The bratwurst is a nearly perfect sausage.
Great little stand in Lakeview - the bratwurst is top notch.
The Gage offers dishes that are classics with a sense of whimsy. Try the Scotch eggs! There's also an exceptional cocktail program, so make sure to peruse a menu.
A go-to spot for hot dogs of all styles. It's easy to walk past it, so keep an eye out.
Head in for tasty charcuterie - try the lamb salami and the hot dog flight - and stay to watch your game in the bar.
Westminster offers twists on classic dogs, like the spicy Italian, topped with sundried tomato pesto and provolone.
The housemade hot dog is served with condiments on the side so you can dress it to your liking (tip: put ALL OF THEM on). Also the butterscotch miso milkshake is to-die for, and there is a spiked hot chocolate list.
Terrific butcher case and sandwiches. Check the shelves for specialty food items you won't find elsewhere in the city.
An ever-changing beer list and great sausages make this a Wicker Park gem.
Burgers for breakfast? Sure - just top a patty with an egg and you're good to go. You can also get an egg, sausage, or bacon sandwich. Plus, get sausages and other meats to go.
Gene's is a Chicago institution - I stock upon different brats and love the pierogis.