As a BLT should, the Green BLT Sandwich ($8) at Honky Tonk BBQ has a range of contrasting flavors and textures: soft bun, salty and crisp bacon, creamy garlic mayo. The fried green tomato adds a bit of tartness, with a cornmeal batter that stays adhered in order to provide some crunch.
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Thanks to the delicately breaded and fried shrimp, it's lighter than most banh mi I've tried. The menu says this one doesn't have the Korean red pepper aioli, but it was totally on mine and I count as a victory.
Black Dog Gelato teamed up with the Glazed and Infused doughnut folks to create sandwiches of insanely diabetic proportions.
Let me be clear, if I had known that the sandwiches from this truck came with waffles as the bread, I would have been here long before now.
This is one of those rare case in life where you can judge a book by its cover, or, rather, a post by its title. These sandwiches are ridiculous in how big they are and how sated they leave us feeling.
Instead of a gargantuan pastrami that is too big to fit in your mouth, this one is stripped of the theatrics and is all the better for it. Thin slices of salty pastrami are griddled until crispy, and then loaded on rye bread with provolone and Dijon.
I'm not usually a huge fan of wraps in general. I just haven't had good experiences with the them until this buffalo chicken wrap (6.99).
The people at this food truck are some of the friendliest people I've ever encountered before 8 a.m. When I roll into work on a Monday and not only get to chow down on a good breakfast sandwich, but the people handing it to me start my day off with a smile? I'm not sure it gets any better than that.
Bub City may seem to be all about barbecue and country music, but the lobster roll proves that real attention is given to the seafood offerings.
I truly believe the egg is underrepresented in sandwiches. I don't mean as a topper, like on a burger, but as the main star of the show.
I've never had a bad sandwich from the Bourgeois Pig, and this one beats all the rest from my past. It's the first three ingredients listed for this sandwich that make it great: sun dried tomato pesto, mayonnaise, and crumbled bacon.
My first reaction to the turkey reuben ($10.99) at Frances' Deli is what my reuben dreams are made of, but it's its own thing entirely.
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The fish is flaky and juicy, and the spices used in searing lend great flavor to the skin.
I think Table, Donkey and Stick is doing great things with traditional German and Austrian flavors and dishes, adding their own flair to create a type of cuisine that is unlike anything else I've had in Chicago.
I ordered this expecting Thanksgiving in a sandwich. That's not what I got, but the turkey twist ($8) from The Goddess and Grocer was great nonetheless.
The Roost doesn't mess around with their fried chicken sandwiches, and this spicy chicken and cheddar biscuit ($4.50) is one of the better breakfast sandwiches I've had in Chicago.
Though unexpected, the deep flavors of Indian spices mix well with the fattiness of Southern soul food. Moist chicken, bright red with spice, played well with tangy raw onion and juicy tomatoes.
Sarkis Cafe is often confused with Sarks in the Park in Lincoln Park, but they aren't the same thing. Sure they serve some similar sandwiches and breakfast all day, but Sarkis doesn't deliver and it's been around forever.
J.P. Graziano is steeped in tradition, and it shows in their consistent and awesome lineup of sandwiches. But they're trying something new.