A Sandwich A Day: The Vegetable Sandwich at The Sitdown

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.

[Photograph: Eric Singerman]

Last time I was the The Sitdown, it was for my then-girlfriend's birthday. I haven't been back since. It was time that it got another chance. The restaurant is known for its disjunctive menu, featuring pizza, sushi, and sandwiches. In making my menu choice I considered the fact that Chicago's descent into winter calls for the mass consumption of roasted vegetables. Honestly, I think any situation warrants this, but winter especially. So, of course, I went for the Vegetable Sandwich ($6.95).

There are reasons clichés are employed so often—they work. This roasted vegetable sandwich is nothing new. Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and the refreshing and peppery crunch of arugula are all familiar flavors, but no less delicious because of this. The addition of melted havarti cheese oozing out the sides of the toasted italian bread certainly helps. Simple and good.

The Sitdown

1312 E. 53rd Street, Chicago IL 60615 (map)