The Fernengel Family has served fresh-cut beef and pork to West Side Market customers since 1939. From German decent, Gordon Fernengel runs the stand today as a third-generation vendor, following in his grandfather’s footsteps. Gordon’s favorite Market memory involves a woman who ordered a 25-pound roast. After Gordon fulfilled her request, she placed the unwrapped roast in a suitcase and casually carried it off.
Fernengels serves fresh cut steaks of all kinds, spare and baby back ribs, a large selection of boneless pork and their very popular, 100% pure ground chuck “Fernburger.” They also supply specialty cuts, such as very thin sliced round steak for the ethnic dishes and their homemade sweet Italian sausage is a real crowd pleaser.
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