After my acupuncture appointment and brunch at Julius Meinle (a routine I could very easily adopt), I enjoyed a few hours shopping in Lincoln Square. After a stop in Merz Apothecary, I made a point to check out the new Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen.
The space is completely transformed from it's previous incarnation. The old Meyer's sign, which used to hang out front, has a place of honor over the grand stairway that leads to the second level.
This place was amazing, chock full of locally produced meats and Polish food, beer, wine, and European treats. The deli counter runs nearly the length of the store. I envy locals who get to call this shop their local grocery.
The store is comfortable, light and expansive with the second level an open gallery around the ground level. A spontaneous Octoberfest feast was procured–beer, German-style bratwurst and pierogi which we pan-fried at home. Everything was very fresh and very good.
Since it was Bacon Thursday, I couldn't pass up some cracked pepper bacon for breakfast tomorrow.