The Mayor ($7.50) at Kitchen Sink decides that the best way to make a turkey sandwich better is to make it a peanut butter and jelly.
Taste of Lebanon elevates a simple sandwich to new heights with great ingredients and a fine touch.
Right next to Keefer's Restaurant, a steakhouse in River North, is Keefer's Kaffe, an unsurprisingly affiliated sandwich, soup, and salad joint.
Royal Coffee, an Ethiopian cafe, shows off its neighborhood's diversity and does justice to the Italian prosciutto sandwich.
The Ormand Street Special at Perry's Deli has a lot of potential, but unfortunately bigger isn't always better.
The falafel and spicy sauce lift an otherwise nondescript sandwich at Milo's Pita Place.
It's not a particularly fancy sandwich, nor does it match the classic image of the dish, but Jerk Chicken Sandwich at Jerky Jerk is a solid sammy all on its own.
In honor of a certain holiday celebrating a certain nationality coming up this weekend, it seemed appropriate to go to Fado's, an Irish pub in the Loop to see if there was a sandwich that could capture the spirit of Sunday's festivities—without being corned beef.
Heartland Cafe loves using fresh, healthy ingredients in its meals, but misses the mark on its Buffalo Philly.
A Taste of Heaven takes simple ingredients and makes some sandwich magic.
Costello's gives a mega-sandwich that goes beyond simply piling on ingredients.
Pho 888 offers a delicate but filling take on the Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich.
The star of the Chicken Balsamique Sandwich at m.henrietta ($9.95) is the tamarind balsamic syrup. Its sweet yet very savory flavor pervades the sandwich, balancing the dollop of very creamy goat cheese.
While patrons know that the only thing the cooks love more than red meat is putting more red meat on top of it, there are a few non-burger sandwich options on the menu, including a play on the New England staple, the soft shell crabwich ($8.00).
The centerpiece of a reuben is that corned beef. Its big, indescribable blend of spicy and savory and salty is what makes the sandwich go, and if it's not there can what remains really be called a reuben? If it can't, then what The Local serves up is a pretty darn good salmon sandwich.
There is a need for warning: this is not a wrap for someone looking for a snack. In terms of sheer mass, it makes everything but the most overstuffed Chipotle burrito look like a responsible dining choice.
Around the World Gourmet Sandwiches' name says it all: the shop features sandwiches from across the globe, backed by high-quality meats and local produce.
The Rogers Park/Edgewater border is one of the most diverse parts of Chicago, and it shows in the local cuisine. To get to one of its better sandwiches, however, you have to go a little further than what you see on storefronts.
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