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Lunch in the Loop: Ba Le Lands in the Loop

Now that we're all grumbling and back at the office, we can at least take solace in good lunches while we despair at our desks. I am happy to report, however, that there is now another place that offers bánh mì in the Loop, bringing the total number of places to two. Good job, downtown Chicago. More

TGI Fry-Day: Shrimp Egg Roll from Ba Le

Encased in glass and heat lamp lit from above are a selection of egg rolls and other fried appetizers. Generally, the first rule of TGI Fry-Day is "heat lamp = bad," but given the quality of Ba Le's bánh mì sandwiches, I figured I'd trust their judgment and give something a try. More

A Sandwich a Day: Meatball Bánh Mì at Ba Le

It's too easy to walk into Ba Le, take one look at the menu, and order the Number 1: the classic bánh mì. But next time you're craving the assurance of satisfaction that comes with a well-known classic but want something a little different, the Meatball Bánh Mì ($3.95) is a great place to start. More

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