A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


A Sandwich a Day: Sandwich de Bistec at Cafeteria Marcela

Chicago Sarah Song 10 comments

Cafeteria Marcela in Logan Square is putting out great sandwiches in a friendly, no-frills environment, and the sandwich de bistec is an example of a relatively simple sandwich done extremely well, without pretension, and with plenty of soul. More

A Sandwich a Day: Grown Up Grilled Cheese at Blue Door Farm Stand

Chicago Sarah Song 2 comments

I was super psyched to try the Grown Up Grilled Cheese sandwich at the Blue Door Farm Stand, despite not knowing whether the Grown Up descriptor referred to me, the eater (wait, am I really an adult?) or to the sandwich itself (does this grilled cheese think it's better than others?). More

A Sandwich a Day: Brother Rob's Smoked Pork Sandwich at Patsy's Pub & Grill

Chicago Sarah Song 2 comments

The pork is falling-apart tender, with just the right amount of fatty bits and burnt edges to give it textural appeal. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pork Belly Grinder at Aberdeen Tap

Chicago Sarah Song 4 comments

The open-faced pork belly grinder at Aberdeen Tap in West Town is a two-handed, I-wish-I-had-a-dinosaur-jaw sandwich, that is unapologetically tasty and daringly large. More

A Sandwich a Day: Tuna Melt at the Palace Grill Sandwich Shop

Chicago Sarah Song 5 comments

Tuna melts are my kryptonite, which explains that whenever I'm at a diner I have to order one. The tuna melt at Palace Grill certainly looks like an impressive, golden, mountain mass of sandwich that you can't wait to get your grubby hands on. More

A Sandwich a Day: Jerk Turkey Burger at Just Turkey

Chicago Sarah Song 2 comments

Humbly tucked between a Subway and a Mobil gas station, Just Turkey fulfills every turkey's ambition to be front and center (on days other than Thanksgiving). More

A Sandwich a Day: La Dolce Vita at Letizia's Natural Bakery

Chicago Tessa McLean Post a comment

Not all good sandwiches need to use inventive combinations and complicated ingredients. All a good sandwich needs is excellent ingredients that meld together well, and sometimes simplicity is the best way to show that. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef Sandwich at KnockBox Café

Chicago Sarah Song 1 comment

Located across from the California Clipper, KnockBox Café welcomes the lingering mid-day sojourner with comfortable sofas, funky burlap bag cushions, and a fake fireplace (which gives off little to no heat). More

Leo's Has the Fresh Mozzarella Hero You Should Be Eating

New York Max Falkowitz 5 comments

Sometimes the simplest deli sandwiches are the best. The trick? Stick to what that deli does best. At Leo's Latticini in Corona, one of the neighborhood's last bastions of Italian American food culture, that means great fresh mozzarella. More

A Sandwich a Day: Flatbread Sandwich at Meli Cafe

Chicago Tessa McLean 1 comment

This is not a regular sandwich. It obviously doesn't look like one from the photo, but this is Meli Cafe's version of a breakfast sandwich. More

Financial District Deli Pisillo Keeps Going Strong

New York Rabi Abonour 3 comments

Pisillo Italian Panini is a Financial District deli we already know do huge, tasty sandwiches. The Roma, with porchetta, mozzeralla, and show-stealing pickled peppers, keeps the deli's winning streak going. More

A Sandwich a Day: Gourmet BLT with Egg and Gruyère at Le Café

Chicago Sarah Song 2 comments

Who doesn't love a BLT? Let's be real: you get to eat bacon and mayonnaise on toast, and the vegetable are co-stars, not after-thoughts. But what about a "gourmet" BLT with egg and gruyère? More

A Sandwich a Day: The Dudewich at Terra Cole in Seattle

A Sandwich a Day Jay Friedman 2 comments

A sandwich might be a sandwich, but a Dudewich is more than the sum of its part. Here's what makes this sloppy joe so special. More

A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Po Boy at DeLux Bar & Grill

Chicago Tessa McLean 2 comments

A really good po' boy can be tough to find in Chicago, but I found a great Shrimp Po'Boy ($9.50) at DeLux Bar & Grill recently. More

Blue Ribbon Gets Into Fried Chicken Sandwiches

New York Rabi Abonour 6 comments

The Blue Ribbon from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is the restaurant's first foray into the world of fried chicken sandwiches. With a good crust and spicy peppers, it certainly has something to offer. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cinnamon Roll Sandwich From Sea & Smoke in San Diego

A Sandwich a Day Erin Jackson 2 comments

Sure, a sandwich made from a cinnamon roll with bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, fried egg, and maple syrup sounds a bit nuts, but what's so crazy about Sea & Smoke's Cinnamon Roll Sammie is how well it all works together. More

When You Visit City Island, Eat at Papa John's Deli

New York Miki Kawasaki Post a comment

Papa John's Deli on City Island may not serve up the seafood shack fare the maritime community is known for, but its sandwiches are way better. More

A Sandwich a Day: Torta Ahogada at Big Star

Chicago Tessa McLean 4 comments

It's a very simple sandwich, but that's always been Big Star's strength—nothing too complicated. Just good ingredients and dynamic flavors. More

Sliders Worth the Hype at District in New Orleans

A Sandwich a Day Remy Robert 3 comments

You'd be forgiven if you expected gimmicks from NOLA's District Donuts Sliders Brew, whose menu consists almost exclusively of those three things. But then you'd eat your words. More

A Sandwich a Day: Italian Beef at Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Pop's is probably not worth making a trek for, but it's a dependable and solid local stand, and I'd be lucky to have one nearby. More

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