At Big Jones, chef and co-owner Paul Fehribach cooks up Southern dishes rooted in history. But when it comes time to eat in his East Lakeview neighborhood, where he's lived for about seven years, Fehribach favors a mix of old and new.
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Today we're going to get to the meat of matter and explore 11 of our favorite chicken sandwiches in Chicago (don't worry, other fillings will get their turn). Though often derided as boring and safe, chicken can be the center of attention if treated with care.
Sure, a great outdoor patio is worth celebrating. But if you really want to find the best places to eat outdoors in Chicago, your best bet is to set down a blanket in one of the city's amazing parks, which, if you haven't noticed by now, are in full bloom.
strong>Red Hen Bread has been providing freshly-baked goods to city folk and many of their favorite restaurants for nearly two decades. Given the role bread plays in sandwich making and Red Hen's place atop the list of Chicago's bread providers, it's hard to figure out why it's taken us sandwich bloggers so long to check this place out. Yet here we are, more than four months after the Chicago site's launch with nay a Red Hen sandwich post. No longer.
"What really sets Red Hen apart is how they manage to pair each ingredient with a particular type of bread." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Red Hen Bread 1623 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60647 (map); 773-342-6823 The Short Order: Sandwiches where the...