A Sandwich a Day: Morning Sandwich at Grandma J's Local Kitchen

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

As we once explored, an egg is an almost guaranteed way to improve any dish. Sandwiches are no exception. But building a sandwich where the eggs are the main event instead of the exhuberant add-on is a totally different story. Execution is usually the biggest issue. Often those eggs are scrambled to the point where they start to resemble the bread they are served on, making for a homogenous, and ultimately boring, sandwich experience.

The Morning Sandwich ($9.00) at Grandma J's Local Kitchen in Humboldt Park solves this problem by using another foolproof ingredient that miraculously enhances everything it touches—bacon. The two slices of very thickly cut bacon add a much needed meaty crunch to this enormous sandwich. Of course, it helps that the eggs are also soft, supple, and still creamy on the inside. Add to that cooked spinach, a fried tomato, and some melted white cheddar to tie everything together, and you have a solid sandwich to start the day.

Grandma J's Local Kitchen

1552 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago 60651 (map)
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