A Sandwich a Day

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A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich at Wrigley BBQ

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[Photograph: Chelsea Ross]

Considering the number of excellent barbecue restaurants in Chicago, I figured that a place like Wrigley BBQ, which recently opened late October, could take on the challenge of serving me a delicious pulled pork sandwich ($6). After ordering my sandwich for takeout, which consisted of the essentials wrapped up separately, I put together my combination of juicy pulled pork and the fresh coleslaw between the two buns and I took my very first bite.

The pulled pork itself was sweet, smokey, and was very tender. The wood-fired smoker helped bring out these burst of flavors and texture of the meat. The coleslaw wasn't soggy as if the vegetables had been marinading in the dressing all day; it seemed to have been lightly tossed in this tasty concoction of vinegar, mayonnaise, and pepper. The only very slight concern was the bun; it was very soft, but almost too much so it soaked up most of the juices from both the coleslaw and pork to the point where it started falling apart. I would keep a fork in handy while eating this sandwich—you'll need it. After having this fulfilled barbecue experience, I'm looking forward to trying their other options.

Wrigley BBQ

3555 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60657 (map)
773-472-1BBQ (1227)
wrigleybbq.com

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