Food & Drink

A house of homemade sausage in Lincoln Park

Grab your accordion, Chemnitzer & Star concertinas, upright bass, drums & two trumpets, and head to Lincoln Park, because Polka Sausage & Deli has relocated from the South Side into new Clybourn Ave digs sporting a pig hovering above the entrance, and shimmering cases of their housemade encased meats inside.

Get your Polish smoked or fresh, or opt for a bratwurst or an extra-garlicky German Sedelova, all smothered in homemade sauerkraut, which they also use to stuff their pierogies, along with other fillings like spinach-parm, potato, and sweet cheese, which must not be the same one that tried to evict Luke Wilson from his house. Other options include giant Reubens with weird, lingering Clay Aiken envy their housemade corned beef, broasted chicken, and pretzel-bunned burgers that eschew beef for sausage in choices like the Polka, which takes a Polish patty and tops it with bacon, fresh grilled jalapenos, and a fried egg

They've also added a grocery section with fancy mustards, imported chocolates, and craft beer & wine they plan to label for specific sausage pairings, most of which you'll be able to get for a song.