A Sandwich a Day: The Skribeye from Skrine Chops
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!
I reviewed Skrine Chops as a Lunch in the Loop feature last November, and it's an old favorite of mine, even if the prices are a little steep. I mentioned the Skribeye sandwich ($12) in passing, but I didn't write it up—so here we are! High-fives all around. Let's keep high-fiving until things get really awkward and nobody knows what to say.
Man, do I love steak, even though I can't afford it very often. And the Skribeye (best name ever) doesn't disappoint. It's grilled to order (in my case, medium-rare on the dot), and it comes on a puffy yet sturdy white bread bun. The eight ounces of char-grilled steak rests on a bed of rich buttery mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and has a sprinkle of blue cheese for a counterbalanced flavor. If the potatoes sound like too much starch on an already starchy bun, it's not, because somehow it works miraculously well. The steak is tender and juicy, no dental floss needed, and is deeply beefy. This is meat and potatoes on a bun, and it's straight up satisfying.
About the author: After a failed attempt at starting a chain of theme restaurants called "Smellen Keller," Dennis Lee traveled the world to discover his true passion. Sadly, midwifery didn't pan out. Now he works in a cubicle, and screws around as much as possible. Follow his shenanigans on Twitter.