Like diamond rings, designer sunglasses, and Cadbury-egg cream, the best things in life come enclosed in a special case. Give the gift of delectable encased meat with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get an assorted sausage gift pack at Makowski’s Real Sausage (a $94 value). The assortment includes the following:
- 2 pounds of Maxwell Street polish sausage (8 links)
- 2 pounds of smoked jalapeño bratwurst (8 links)
- 2 pounds of all-meat franks (12 links)
- 2 pounds of pre-cooked italian sausage (8 links)
- 2 pounds of andouille Cajun sausage (4 links)
- Gift box
Makowski’s Real Sausage slings bun-filling encased meats, specialty links, and sausages from the Italian, Polish, and German traditions. Ten pounds of tubular delicacies emerge from grills juicy and ready for close-ups with mouths, arranging themselves into an edible bouquet that includes spicy smoked jalapeño bratwursts, italian sausage, and eight links of Chicago-staple Maxwell Street polish sausage. Jambalaya-ready andouille Cajun sausage adds southern flair in the meat case, and all-meat franks bring back memories of summer barbecues and grandparents’ little-league games. For four generations, Makowski’s has remained a family-owned operation, keeping Chicago meats from becoming inauthentic, like Silicon Valley burgers that come from computerized cows.