A Sandwich a Day: The PB&J at The Bad Apple

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: Dennis Lee]

The Bad Apple is known for its fantastic burgers here in Chicago, as Daniel Zemans discovered a while back (trust me, they're good). But I've always wondered what some of their other offerings are like, you know, in case you're not in the mood for delicious, delicious, cow.

The PB&J ($5.00) is the cheapest sandwich on the menu and by far the simplest. It's just housemade peanut butter and Lindemans Framboise (like the lambic beer) jam on lightly toasted multigrain wheat bread. The standout flavor is easily the tart raspberry jam, but there's not nearly enough peanut butter or jam on the sandwich. My advice? Order extra of both. And don't forget to order the deep fried cheese curds to help fill you up. They're so good you'll slap me in the face for not telling you about them sooner.

The Bad Apple

4300 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (map)