Editor's Note: In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year--so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the Windy City. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Though it looks like an innocent (and relatively boring) turkey sandwich, everything about the Turkey on Ciabatta ($6.95) from Bella Cafe is not quite what it seems. The mayo is spiked with just enough chipotle to lend a good kick to each bite, while both roasted red peppers and squash add a smoky sweetness. Even the turkey gets some extra love, as the slices are sautéed briefly on the griddle until lightly browned.

But I was most impressed with ciabatta roll from Gabby's in Franklin Park. Warm and crusty on the outside, yet still soft and pillowy inside, it's the perfect bread for the job. It holds up to the ingredients without getting in the way.

Cafe Bella‎

3311 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (map)

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