maxwell street polish sausage!!!
- leo Dec 5, 2001 05:03 AM
Does anyone know what kind of polish sausage they use in those stands, they are so great!!! and I would like to fry up some at home. I am way in california and don't get to chicago that much anymore and i really do miss those polish sausage. I want to try and duplicate the polish with the onions. So please tell me what kind of polish sausage it is. thank you!
For a long time Jims--on the corner of Maxwell & Halsted and sellers of the definitive Maxwell Street Polish (or Jew Town Polish, in less PC times)--used Slotkowski brand sausages. The sign advertising that fact was so big that many people mistakenly called the hot dog stand Slotkowskis. The factory used to be on 18th Street, not far from Bishops Chili Parlor. They made pretty good sausage, in my opinion far better than Bobaks, and used to brag that their sausages were served in the US Senate dining room. Does anyone know if Slotkowskis is still in business? I havent seen their products in stores recently (though I have to admit I havent looked very hard).
By the way, if you havent been in Chicago recently, the entire Maxwell & Halsted Street business district is gone. Its been torn down to make room for the U of I and condos. Jims Hot Dog Stand has reopened a few blocks away but I havent been there yet.
re: Rene G
My friend went to chicago last week and stoped at a resturant on Halsted St. He purchased 10 Polish Sausages,which he eventually found out that the name of the polish sausage is Maxwells. I am looking to purchase a few cases of maxwells sausages for a family reunion that is comeing up.Can you tell me where I can purchase the maxwells.
Hello. I am starting up a restaurant out here in California near LA. and I want to serve Chicago style food. I am looking for the Maxwell street sausage distribution company that I can speak to. If anyone has a contact name or number that could help me I would be thankful.
Also if any one has suggestions for Chicago style food.
according to Jim's website...The sausages are now made by Bobak's cause Slotkowskis went outta business...Bobak's is supposed to use the same formula however