A Sandwich a Day: BBQ Chicken Sandwich at Indie Burger

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Lindsey Becker]

Indie Burger certainly is trendy. Not only is it a new and hip little burger joint in the vein of M Burger and Epic Burger, but it also boasts the organic and local philosophy du jour. Impressively, every inch of their menu, from the grass-fed beef burgers to the fair-trade coffee, underlines that philosophy.

You can just imagine the carefree, range-filled lives of the chicken when biting into the surprisingly tender, juicy breast on the BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($7.99). Another surprise is the addition of lettuce and tomato. Since the well-balanced BBQ sauce makes the whole thing taste like a pulled chicken sandwich, the fresh veggies feel a little out of place. Nevertheless, it's a decent alternative to a burger if you find yourself in a (socially responsible) sweet and tangy mood.

Indie Burger

1034 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 (map)