A Sandwich a Day: The Jo Jo from Caffè Baci

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.

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[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

It only occurred to me as I was starting this post that the Jo Jo ($7.79) from Caffè Baci seemed awfully familiar. It turns out that it's the same sandwich that I had at Caffè Rōm, which I visited earlier for Lunch in the Loop. A little nosing around on the internet has confirmed my suspicions, as a Yelper confirmed that there's mutual ownership.

That doesn't make the sandwich any less delicious, however. Just like its counterpart from Caffè Rōm, this sandwich is comprised of prosciutto, artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil leaves, dried spices, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The salty but delicate prosciutto, fresh and mild cheese, along with a bit of briny artichoke, bright tomato, and sweet balsamic vinegar, make for a pretty sturdy sandwich.

Caffè Baci

231 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604 (map)