The Hi-Lo Food Show: This Chicago stand invented the Polish sausage as we know it

The Hi-Lo Food Show features acclaimed chef Erik Anderson (a Food & Wine Best New Chef, founding chef of Nashville’s The Catbird Seat, and chef-owner of the forthcoming Brut in Minneapolis) along with me, the editor-in-chief of this website and a semi-professional eater. Here’s the simple concept: We visit a city and eat at two restaurants, one very expensive and one very cheap, but each highly recommended by professionals and our local friends. We’ll speak to the high-end chefs about their cuisine and vision, and we’ll talk to each other about the food. (That’ll be mostly me asking Erik questions.) For this first series, we visited three cities, which will roll out over the next three weeks. Yesterday was Chicago’s high-end wonderland El Ideas, and today we meet up with that restaurant’s chef Phillip Foss at Jim’s Original, a Polish sausage stand …

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