A Sandwich a Day: Buffalo Chicken Wrap from The Rocking Horse

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.

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. --The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Joe Roy]

Unlike some people I know, I have no qualms admitting my unnatural love for buffalo chicken wraps. I'll shout it from the rooftops. Where's the shame? A BCW takes the most familiar flavors and textures of bar food—spicy and creamy buffalo sauce, rich and piquant blue cheese, crispy and crunchy chicken tenders—and wraps them all together in an easy to eat package. Any dish that is self contained enough to allow me to hold it in one hand and a beer in the other is A-ok in my book.

And the Buffalo Chicken Wrap ($9.00) from The Rocking Horse in Logan Square may honestly be the best version I've ever had. The chicken tenders (the menu changed recently, so you have to specify tenders if you don't want the now default grilled chicken) are fried extra long, which means that they are impossibly crisp even after being drowned in plenty of buffalo sauce. Bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, and chopped romaine lettuce round out the sandwich. The whole thing is wrapped in spinach, so you know it's healthy. Wait, maybe "wrapped in spinach" isn't the same thing as "spinach wrap." How about we just stop quibbling and decide here and now to eat our BCWs with a side of pride from now on? I'll lead the charge.

The Rocking Horse

2535 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 (map)