A Sandwich a Day: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Five Star

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Is it okay to admit to having a soft spot for the buffalo chicken wrap? I mean, it's not that I ever would cop to a craving for fried chicken that has been coated in a rich and spicy sauce, and then wrapped up with creamy dressing and crisp, cool lettuce. How could I! Still, the dish is featured on numerous menus around town, so someone is eating them out there.

But if you're too embarrassed to be seen in public with one, Five Star has the answer. The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich ($9) has all the elements one would expect from the wrap version, just, you know, without the wrap. Whether it's as good as the original version is debatable, but this one is worth tracking down.

Five Star Bar‎

1424 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (map)