For the record, East Pilsen isn't technically a recognized neighborhood. East Pilsen refers to the east side of Pilsen.
When people refer to East Pilsen, they're talking about the gentrifying part of Pilsen where you'll find a lot of white people. Not all white people, mind you. East Pilsen is a diverse neighborhood. But you don't have to worry about asking donde es banjo at the coffeehouse?
Regardless, many neighbors are fighting to keep Express Grill, a Maxwell Street Polish sausage stand, from moving to 18th and Halsted, the heart of what we're calling East Pilsen. Here's the story.
Neighbors believe the sausage stand will be the neighborhood's downfall. What do you think?