Where's the beef? Gene's Sausage Shop in Lincoln Square, of
course. Gene's is a remarkable reincarnation of the once popular
Delicatessen Meyer. This hip and architecturally stunning space is
far removed from the butcher shop that once stood here. Much like
Lincoln Square, it's changed with the times, no longer catering
only to Germans. Still, there's a pedestrian-friendly block where
you'll find signs of the neighborhood's German roots, including
Merz Apothecary, Cafe Selmarie and the Chicago Brauhaus.
Gene's Sausage Shop &
Another one of my family's favorite food stops is Joong
Boo Market, a Korean grocery store, just off the Kennedy
Expressway, on the city's northwest side. Tucked in the back of the
store is a small cafe serving authentic Korean dishes, as well as
the best chicken wings in Chicago-ready for take-out.
Joong Boo Market