Editor's Note: In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year--so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the Windy City. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know
At first blush, the C.S. Lewis ($6.35) at Ipsento seems like a vegetarian afterthought—albeit one that acknowledges the Empire's affinity for cheese-based sandwiches (my Aussie father-in-law makes a brilliant sharp cheddar, butter, and orange marmalade sandwich). However, the combination of tomato, cheddar, basil, cream cheese, and bread is no mere sandwich: it's a revelation.
The assemblage is popped in a toaster oven just long enough for magic to happen: the cheddar and cream cheese amalgamate into a sharp, creamy base; the tomato gets a quick-roast that brings out its hidden sweetness; and the basil somehow maintains its herbal freshness through it all. Talk about moral fortitude. Is the sandwich a deconstructed pimento cheese spread or a British caprese salad? Whatever it is, I propose a toast to the great mind behind it.
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