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    Post #1 - July 29th, 2008, 8:33 pm
    Post #1 - July 29th, 2008, 8:33 pm Post #1 - July 29th, 2008, 8:33 pm
    LTHForum,

    Wolfy's Polish has skattered mentions all over LTHForum, in particular Steve Z has professed his love for Wolfy's Polish, I thought it time for Wolfy's Polish to have it's own thread.

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    Wolfy's Char Polish in three courses

    Hors d'oeuvre

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    Appetizer

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    Entree

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    Enjoy,
    Gary

    Wolfy's
    2734 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
    773-743-0207
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #2 - July 30th, 2008, 8:31 am
    Post #2 - July 30th, 2008, 8:31 am Post #2 - July 30th, 2008, 8:31 am
    That Polish looks good enough to make me give Wolfy's a second look after many years. However, I prefer a pickle spear to slices for ease of consumption. If consumed separately I guess it doesn't matter.
  • Post #3 - July 30th, 2008, 9:20 am
    Post #3 - July 30th, 2008, 9:20 am Post #3 - July 30th, 2008, 9:20 am
    Gary,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Wolfy's standard Polish a fried-and-grilled sausage rather than just simply being a char-polish?

    Nice pics. It was a nice trip down memory lane for both me and Cookie. She grew up a mere three blocks from Wolfy's. I was only a couple blocks further. My sister, who went to high school across the street at Mather, also enjoyed your post.

    Best,
    Michael
  • Post #4 - July 30th, 2008, 9:37 am
    Post #4 - July 30th, 2008, 9:37 am Post #4 - July 30th, 2008, 9:37 am
    eatchicago wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Wolfy's standard Polish a fried-and-grilled sausage rather than just simply being a char-polish?

    Michael,

    Quite possibly, Steve Z would better address that than me. I did notice they had pre cooked Polish stacked up on the side of the grill (gas) waiting for a final pass over the flames before settling into the poppy seed bun. I do not know if they were fried first, but that seems likely.

    As they were finished over flame, as opposed to steam or flat top grill, I referred to Wolfy's Polish as char Polish.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #5 - September 27th, 2011, 11:53 am
    Post #5 - September 27th, 2011, 11:53 am Post #5 - September 27th, 2011, 11:53 am
    Out and about on Sunday I developed a hankering for a Polish. We swung by Wolfy's on Peterson and ordered 2 Polish, Maxwell St style, and a large fry to go. It had been a while since I'd had a Wolfy's Polish but they delivered the goods - onions were nicely caramelized but still firm, fiery hot peppers that have a less waxy exterior than their Union Ave brethren, and the sausage itself was spot on. Wolfy's remains my go-to spot for Polish on the north side.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #6 - September 27th, 2011, 3:06 pm
    Post #6 - September 27th, 2011, 3:06 pm Post #6 - September 27th, 2011, 3:06 pm
    While my absolute favorite for Polish remains Weiner & Still Champion, Wolfy's is a strong competitor fully deserving of the love sent in it's direction. It's always a pleasure to stop at Wolfy's.
    Where there’s smoke, there may be salmon.
  • Post #7 - September 27th, 2011, 5:00 pm
    Post #7 - September 27th, 2011, 5:00 pm Post #7 - September 27th, 2011, 5:00 pm
    Is Wolfy's still using those sport peppers with stems? I hate when that happens.
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
  • Post #8 - March 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm
    Post #8 - March 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm Post #8 - March 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm
    No pictures, but I had a near perfect double dog at Wolfy's on Peterson today. Snappy natural casing dogs, mustard, juicy sport peppers (no stem) and fresh chopped onion.

    Wolfy's doesn't get much love on LTH and today's double dog left me wondering why.

    Wolfy's on Peterson, count me a fan!
    Last edited by G Wiv on March 16th, 2015, 3:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #9 - March 16th, 2015, 2:33 pm
    Post #9 - March 16th, 2015, 2:33 pm Post #9 - March 16th, 2015, 2:33 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    Wolfy's doesn't get much love on LTH and today's double dog left me wondering why.


    Must be the fries. :wink:

    P.S. They still hold the best polish-in-town title in my book.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #10 - March 16th, 2015, 2:49 pm
    Post #10 - March 16th, 2015, 2:49 pm Post #10 - March 16th, 2015, 2:49 pm
    The dogs are great during lunch hour, but otherwise not so much.

    The same can be said for Rand Red Hots, which wasn't true the year they got a GNR.
  • Post #11 - March 16th, 2015, 2:56 pm
    Post #11 - March 16th, 2015, 2:56 pm Post #11 - March 16th, 2015, 2:56 pm
    UB Dogs in the Loop makes a very fine Maxwell St polish. Factor in the excellent fries with a cup of Merkt's on the side, and that has become my polish fix in the city; and I'm a short drive away from Wolfy's.
  • Post #12 - March 16th, 2015, 4:44 pm
    Post #12 - March 16th, 2015, 4:44 pm Post #12 - March 16th, 2015, 4:44 pm
    stevez wrote:
    G Wiv wrote:
    Wolfy's doesn't get much love on LTH and today's double dog left me wondering why.


    Must be the fries. :wink:

    P.S. They still hold the best polish-in-town title in my book.


    The fries are abysmal, I know lots of places that manage to make frozen fries taste just fine, but Wolfy's has dreadful fries and onion rings. I think of fries as part of the standard hot dog-polish meal so I usually move on to somewhere that does them better.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #13 - March 17th, 2015, 9:20 am
    Post #13 - March 17th, 2015, 9:20 am Post #13 - March 17th, 2015, 9:20 am
    Been driving by Wolfy's for a long time on my way to and from Devon Ave for Indian groceries. I had always been intrigued by the sign (seriously Chicagoans are spoiled by the wealth of beautiful fast food signage here) so I finally stopped for lunch last week. Previously, I had only eaten Polishes at Jim's Original and Express so that is my frame of reference here.

    WOW, Wolfy's is on another level. The sausage is grilled over an actual charcoal fire, so the skin gets charred, split and crispy with burnt fat. The fried onions here are also first-rate, with petals recognizably cut from actual onions and deep caramelized flavor, not like the wet shreds you get at Jim's and Express.
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    The Italian beef is surprisingly very decent here. Rich gravy, sturdy roll and tender, not-overcooked meat. Not a destination sandwich but solidly in the second tier of beef joints.
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    I'll be back to Wolfy's sooner rather than later.
  • Post #14 - June 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    Post #14 - June 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm Post #14 - June 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    Wolfy's Italian Beef hit the spot today's lunch. Easy pickup, attention to social distancing, tender, juicy and well wrapped cruet of au jus for home-dipping kept the sandwich intact. Extra crisp thin fries a hit with both the bride and I plus 7 on a 10 scale giardiniera.
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    Wolfy's Italian Beef, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow

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