A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef Sandwich at City Provisions

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!


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

I know this was already featured on our list of 12 Corned Beef Sandwiches You Should Eat for St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, but of all the delicious options we uncovered around town, none has quite haunted my dreams like the corned beef sandwich ($11.95) from City Provisions. Sure, just about everything from this delicatessen deserves praise, but the corned beef sandwich, at the very least, should have its own post.

Discard any notions of what you think a corned beef sandwich should look or taste like. Unlike most versions around town, the thinly slices feature visible marks of fat, so much so that each each bite almost tastes like fine Prosciutto. This is a good thing, especially since it never tastes greasy, just flavorful. The sandwich is also built on a firm foundation of rye bread, and comes topped with a salty swiss cheese and a creamy house-made CP sauce. Thanks to the top quality ingredients, it all combines to make a remarkable sandwich, and you shouldn't wait until St. Patrick's Day rolls around again before you try it.

City Provisions

1820 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 (map)