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
Yes, this is a sandwich from a law school cafeteria, but allow me to make a wining argument in its support (the only bad legal joke, I promise). Named after a longtime faculty member and his wife, the Chicago-Kent Spakateria serves up standard school cafeteria fare to stressed-out law students. I almost always pack my lunch, but after seeing student after student ordering the Turkey Bacon Club ($5.95) on a daily basis, I felt it was my due diligence (ok, I lied... so sue me) to try one myself.
The sandwich is your basic club: sliced deli turkey, bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, mayo, all layered between three slices of toasted wheat bread. The turkey is of the extremely mild variety, so you can think of this sandwich more as a bulked out BLT than anything else. While hardly out of the ordinary, it shines in the details: the bacon is still warm, the bread is nicely toasted, and its sound structure means it won't fall apart during eating. Overall, the sandwich has a comforting, homey feel, which is exactly the opposite of what you get from the rest of law school. It's the perfect repast from studying that doesn't result in a productivity killing afternoon nap. So if it pleases the court, it's back to the library for me.
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