Saturday, May 30, 2009


Yes, yes, I know it some of the best thing on earth but we gotta have some rules about ordering Da Beef!  The growing popularity of this Chicago mainstay sandwich has created some GREED in getting our first Mondays of the month special. So here are the new rules in ordering... first come first served (no more phone ahead on this),  a limit of 2 sandwiches per customer and extra giardiniera peppers are 50 cents each.  So I can already hear the whining but hey, share the love man!
If that doesn't work for you, go take your tuna fish sandwich and play in your own backyard.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Got another Paulina Market delight coming out of my Chi-townbag of goodies this Monday. Smoked Italian Sausage my friends, just in time for Memorial Day!  We're grilling these babies, dousing them with mustard, grilled onions and peppers, now that's some old world flavor. But don't hesitate, I only got a dozen to dole out!  

Underdog, Chicago

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Just back from a trip to Chicago where European sausage makers thrive, I return with TURDUCKEN from the well known butchery Paulina Market.

A blend of turkey, duck and chicken this is a take off of the rolled poultry delight of the same name.  We'll be grilled this monstrosities (quarter pound or mor
e), splash on an orange marmalade mustard and smother it with grilled onions and roasted red peppers.  I only have a dozen of these babies so need I say more?  Get your butt down to hank's fast brother!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Well, the month of May marks the obscure start date of Bratwurst season in the Midwest.  Famous for their tailgating festivities who am I to argue?  So in honor of this, Monday we'll grill up some special Brats I brought back from my last trip to Chicago.  Everyone has their own favorite condiments but I’ll suggest brown mustard, grilled onion and sauerkraut.  Let the games begin folks!


Sunday, May 3, 2009


You're probably trained by now, you can taste it, you want it...  give me the BEEF baby!  Italian Beef that is, see you in line folks.