Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Celebrating National Sandwich Month Chicago-style

Well, I learned something new when I read this e-mail. There is a National Sandwich Month. How nice to have a celebration of the classic lunchtime bread-clad meal. Here's a look at some mouthwatering sandwiches around the city that you may want to consider trying out this month to celebrate!

Chicago-Area Restaurants Celebrate National Sandwich Month
When Lord Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, ordered meat between bread to keep his gambling cards clean, he could have never imagined his "sandwich" evolving into the gourmet grub now offered by Chicago's top eateries.

August 1st marks the start of National Sandwich Month, an entire month devoted to the classic mealtime staple. Whether it's the po'boy, Cuban, PB&J or the croque monsieur that get your mouth watering, celebrate National Sandwich Month with a bite out of these Chicago highlights:

553 W. Diversey, (773) 234-2320
Breakfast/Lunch Menu
BELLY SANDWICH $10
Blackened pork belly, sunny side egg, spicy aioli, served on a biscuit with roasted potatoes

SALMON BLT $13
Grilled salmon, bacon, tomato, red wine aioli and fresh greens served on a potato roll

1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069
FRIED OYSTER & PORK BELLY SLIDERS $12
Sriracha aioli, slaw

1400 W. Randolph St., 312-563-1010
Lunch/Brunch Menu
CHICKEN KATSU SANDWICH $11
Giardiniera, Chinese broccoli and pepper jack cheese.

PORK BELLY SANDWICH $12
Curry mayo, pickled veggies and a fried egg












CHICKPEA LEMONGRASS PATTY MELT $11
Pepperjack, rye bread and aioli











1352 W. Taylor St., 312-929-2528
SMOKED BACON AND FRIED GREEN TOMATO SANDWICH $10
Served with skinny fries and pickles

VEAL BRISKET SANDWICH $10
Served with skinny fries and pickles 

West Town: 1412 West Chicago Ave., 312-666-6900
Roscoe Village: 2232 West Roscoe St., 773-281-8888
Dinner Menu
LOBSTER & BEEF TENDERLOIN SANDWICH $15
Medium-rare garlic-rubbed beef tenderloin served on country loaf with ancho-garlic aioli and poached lobster, topped with romaine lettuce, salt and pepper

KELLY'S KIMCHI & CHEESE PLUS PONZU AIOLI $13
Sliced gruyere cheese on country loaf with diced kimchi and ponzu aioli

505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8823
Lunch Menu
ITALIAN BEEF SANDWICH $17
Smoked Ribeye Italian Beef with aged provolone and hot giardiniera

151 W. Erie St., 312-274-1111
Lunch Menu
LAMB SAUSAGE SLIDERS (3) $9.5
Dijon mustard, house giardiniera

SMOKED CHICKEN PANINI $9.5
Caramelized onion, piquillo pepper, cheddar

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM $8.5
Roasted peppers, hummus spread, baguette

720 N. Wells St., 312-280-0720
EGGPLANT SANDWICH $10
Fontina cheese, tomato basil jam

SKIRT STEAK SANDWICH $13
Parmesan and black pepper aioli, sweet pickled onions

18 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243
Lunch/Dinner Menu
THE GAGE VENISON BURGER $17
Melted onion, smoked gouda, fried jalapeño, woodland mushrooms, pickled onion, red wine ketchup, mustard aioli

OPEN FACED MEATLOAF SANDWICH $16
Heirloom tomato, red fresno pepper, Swiss cheese, watercress, spicy mustard, over easy egg

198 E. Delaware Pl., 312-725-8852
Lunch/Dinner Menu
SCOTTISH SALMON REUBEN $14
1000 Island, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut on marble rye served with potato chips

ROTISSERIE TURKEY CLUB $12
Cajun spiced, bibb lettuce, tomato, bacon, potato chips

501 N. Ogden Ave., 312-666-1500
SHRIMP PO'BOY $12
Shrimp marinated and lightly breaded to order, piled high on top of tomatoes, crispy cabbage and Cajun tartar sauce then nestled into garlicky, toasted French bread

BBQ BRISKET SANDWICH $11
Smoked for 12 hours with oak and hickory wood, thinly sliced and served on a garlic toasted brioche bun, topped with house-made BBQ sauce

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