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Chicago: Char Dog at The Wieners Circle
If you want a Chicago style hot dog, this is the place to get one in my opinion, so so delicious! Be ready for an experience here…especially late at night
*Note: I know many might not consider a hot dog a sandwich, but it is. In fact, it was  called a “hot dog sandwich” in it’s early days I recently learned. SO, more of these too come on this blog!

    sandwichsearch:

    Chicago: Char Dog at The Wieners Circle

    If you want a Chicago style hot dog, this is the place to get one in my opinion, so so delicious! Be ready for an experience here…especially late at night

    *Note: I know many might not consider a hot dog a sandwich, but it is. In fact, it was  called a “hot dog sandwich” in it’s early days I recently learned. SO, more of these too come on this blog!

  3. There isn’t a Chicago sandwich in here, but it’s still awesome. (h/t to Gothamist)

  4. the egg sandwich dilemma.

    A big problem I’ve had since moving to Chicago is a simple one: breakfast. Back home there’s a bagel place or deli on practically every corner where you can run in and grab what you need for a reasonable price. Typically, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a roll with a small coffee will be in the $3.00 to $4.50 range. For a marginal price, you get a substantial breakfast to go. It’s awesome, especially on Sunday mornings when all you want to do is relax at home and read the paper.

    This whole “breakfast sandwich-to-go” phenomenon seems quite foreign here. Everywhere that offers such is a chain for the most part. McDonalds, Caribous, Starbucks, Paneras, Einsteins, 7-11s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Subways are littered across all parts of town, which I’m sure to many seems like a convenience. However all these places also exceed solid deli prices, serve crummy to mediocre coffee, and offer “egg patties” over legitimately scrambled or fried eggs. That is no way to be.

    The sandwich above is from a place in my neighborhood called Nabo’s. Upon walking by this morning, I noticed they served good coffee (Intelligentsia) and offerred breakfast sandwiches to go. Naturally, I went in.

    A typical egg sandwich ordered from a New York deli is simple: eggs (fried, scrambled or over-easy), breakfast meat (bacon, sausage and/or ham) and cheese (american or cheddar) on a kaiser roll with optional salt, pepper, ketchup or hot sauce. It’s glorious. When it was my turn to order at Nabo’s, that is what I ordered (one fried egg, bacon, american with salt, pepper and hot sauce to be exact). No kaiser rolls and only egg patties. I substituted as best I could, going for their onion roll offering and dealing with the egg patties this city seems so enamored with.

    The sandwich was fine. Nothing to write home about, but apparently enough to post about here. The onion roll didn’t appear to be from a bakery or anything, but rather from a company one could find in the supermarket. The bacon seemed pretty standard as well. Combined with a small orange juice, the total came out to around $6.50. Far too pricey in my opinion, but maybe such is just the going rate ‘round these parts.

    So now I send out a call to you Chiwiches readers: where can I get a normal egg sandwich to go? I’m talking eggs cooked on a griddle at a reasonable price, preferably at a place that isn’t a restaurant where ordering “to go” makes you look like a weirdo (such as Ann Sather). Maybe these places exist, just not in my neck of the woods. Let me know.

  5. grahamwich.

    Graham Elliot’s eponymous-ish eatery is nestled tightly amongst high-end retail space scattered along State Street. If you weren’t looking for it, you just might miss it. If it weren’t for my friend saying, “I think that’s it” as we gazed from across the street, we just might have.

    Grahamwich is unmistakable from its neighbors upon entry. I picture the architect dropping a lemon creamsicle on blueprints of a drugstore soda fountain in the planning stages and saying, “that could be cool.” Cool it is. The space is bright, refreshing and modern while maintaining its throwback feel.

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  6. /exhales.
Now that’s more like it. I decided that since most of you came to the site via Tumblr anyway, why not just switch everything over. So that’s what I did. So welcome. This feels more appropriate for the blog anyway.
I have a couple posts I’m working on now. Finally took the trip to Graham Elliot’s spot, Grahamwich. Oh my do they have some wonderful things happening there.
Also while working on a post for Chicago Loopster, I realized that beer is magnificent. Not at that moment, no, I knew of beer’s awesomeness far earlier. What I realized is that beer goes great with sandwiches. There are also some really great beer bars / gardens in this town. So we’ll write about some of those as well once I figure out where I’d like to put that stuff.
So cheers to all of this. New post soon.

    /exhales.

    Now that’s more like it. I decided that since most of you came to the site via Tumblr anyway, why not just switch everything over. So that’s what I did. So welcome. This feels more appropriate for the blog anyway.

    I have a couple posts I’m working on now. Finally took the trip to Graham Elliot’s spot, Grahamwich. Oh my do they have some wonderful things happening there.

    Also while working on a post for Chicago Loopster, I realized that beer is magnificent. Not at that moment, no, I knew of beer’s awesomeness far earlier. What I realized is that beer goes great with sandwiches. There are also some really great beer bars / gardens in this town. So we’ll write about some of those as well once I figure out where I’d like to put that stuff.

    So cheers to all of this. New post soon.

  7. oh, hello.

    After getting some reading done and finishing up the ‘ol morning cup of coffee this morning, I went ahead and checked my e-mails. Lo and behold, I have messages from two readers with sandwich suggestions. Could it be that my small project for a class had been discovered?

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  8. profile: jerry’s sandwiches.

    This article originally ran on March 1, 2011 as a feature for the Medill News Service.

    These aren’t sandwiches you’ll find in your typical brown-bagged lunch.

     “I’m jaded, so my favorites are the weekly specials which are really a big part of what we do,” said Mark Bires of Jerry’s Sandwiches in Wicker Park. “Every week we do four specials which tend to be a little more exotic.  This week’s selections, which are a little tamer than usual, are whole baked ham with root beer glaze, jerk chicken, hickory-smoked salmon salad, eggplant parmesan.”

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  9. chiwich pod: episode 1.0 with ted berg.

    In our first ever episode of the Chiwich Podcast, Ted Berg of SNY.tv and TedQuarters.net joins us to talk about the much heralded Ricobene’s breaded steak sandwich. In this episode we also:

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  10. best beef?

    In late October, Serious Eats writer Daniel Zemans wrote a post titled “The Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago.” The slideshow he composed was nice, however the headline was a bit perplexing. Zemans himself wrote in the piece (and the site subsequently highlighted), “our goal wasn’t to crown the best Italian Beef in the city.”

    In addition to the contradictory nature of the post itself, the methodology for selecting said “Best Italian Beef” was also suspect. Only four judges, traveling to 11 establishments in six hours? Chicago takes its beefs seriously, and the true connoisseurs know crowning a victor takes a proper ranking system and time.

    If Zemans goal wasn’t to crown the best beef in Chicago, there are other ways he and Serious Eats could have gone about it. In May 2010, Grub Street Chicago wrote a post titled “The Chicago Sandwich Register.” There was a short introductory write-up, followed by a slideshow of 30 different Chicagoland area sandwiches they deemed to be the best at what they were. No ranking system or votes, just pictures, descriptions and prices of some good eats.

    New York Magazine and Chicago Magazine are both well known for their “Best of” issues. There’s very little to their selection process — they just own it. Serious Eats certainly has enough of a trusted online presence where they could do the same. It would vastly improve their approach.