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Dec 23, 2008 08:35 PM

It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times...

Dinner at Wurstkuche (downtown) last Saturday was like going back to my childhood haunts in downtown Chicago, but with a touch of NY, LA and 2008 thrown in for good measure. Hole-in-the-wall comfort meets industrial chic.

I'd go back for the: duck&bacon, Kielbasa with onions and peppers, and to try any one of their two dozen beers again.


-The sausages on display in the deli case. Naked, and oh so full of potential.
-The server Melissa with the sweet mug.
-The back room; it's perfect for a party.
-The red chairs and matching red sandwich baskets.
-The beer list with descriptions and alcohol percentages.


-It's not within walking distance of my apt.

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  1. A friend and I were there tonight and we both left very happy. We shared the Duck and Bacon with Jalapeno, the Rabbit, Veal and Pork seasoned with white wine, the Aligator and Pork smoked andouille and The Hot Italian. All were very good. Our favorite was the rabbit. It has a wonderful smokey balance of flavors. We also split a large order of fries which were perfect and came with two dipping sauces. We had curry catsup and a blue cheese bacon. They also have a selection of mustards and regular catsup available self serve. Four sausages on good rolls with topings, large fries with dipping sauces and a soda was just over $40 and felt worth it. Everything was good, some was great.