A Sandwich a Day: Steak Sandwich at Crisp

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Lindsey Becker]

If a restaurant is well known for one thing, I like to try that one thing the first time I go. But on subsequent visits, it's fun to see what else they can do. More often than not I end up with something delicious. If you've never been to Crisp, drop everything and try their fried chicken. Yes, it's really that good. But if you can, get several other people around you to drop what they're doing too so you can try every iteration of the fried chicken. If you then tack on a Steak Sandwich ($8.95) you'll have one mindblowingly delicious meal on your hands. It will be all over your hands, and you will have little to no shame in licking it off.

Crisp's Korean twist on the Philly Cheese Steak appears very similar to the original: thinly sliced steak and the familiar sponge-like French roll. But this beef is marinated in "select spices" that lend a flavor far different from the original—though no less delicious. Imagine the best Korean marinated beef you've ever had: tangy and spicy, with just a hint of sweetness. The Deluxe version includes shredded cheese, onions, and mushrooms, but with beef this well-seasoned, you don't need any condiments.


2940 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657 (map)

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