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!
Biscuits are unforgiving partners. No matter what you decide to top them with—great quantities of melty cheese, fatty bacon, breakfast sausage, etc.—if the biscuits are dry, chalky, and crumbly, the sandwich will suck. There's just nothing you can do about. But if the biscuit in the question happens to be tender and flaky—like Old Town Social's remarkable version is—then just about anything will taste good in between its buttery layers. Really, the only problem comes from trying to add too much.
Luckily, the biscuit & egg sandwich ($5) on the Old Town Social's brunch menu takes the simplistic route. Only scrambled eggs and salty cheddar are added, and it's hard to find fault here, especially for the low price. It's kind of amazing that this doesn't need any condiments, but that just speaks to the quality of all the ingredients. Of course, if you want to get all extravagant, I wouldn't blame you for adding some bacon for an additional two dollars.
Old Town Social