Top 5 Chicago Sandwiches
I'm on an ambitious gastronomic quest and would love a little guidance from some locals. You can help me by answering the following:
If you could only have five more sandwiches in the Bay Area for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Please try to limit them to sandwiches that we could all purchase (i.e. not something that your grandmother makes once a year). Otherwise, you can be fairly liberal in what you decide to count as a sandwich - burger, taco... perhaps even a pork bun if you really feel strongly about it.
Feel free to give a bit of justification for your choices where appropriate.
Thanks in advance!
Woops. That's exactly what happened. Not sure how to fix the mistake.
I apologize for the oversight and impersonal-sounding post, but I really would appreciate any serious feedback. This is for a culinary school project in which I'm trying to demonstrate to classmates the utility and impact of the Chowhound boards. Thank you!
And then there is the matter of only disclosing your intentions after you've been questioned about posting on multiple boards by DrBruin, wolfe, and others.
From the posting guidelines:
"If you're gathering information for a story, we recommend you say so upfront; many hounds will be happy to help if you're open about it. They are often less happy to help if they think you're trying to hide an intention to use their information in a story."
Yeah, part of me knew I would take a beating for this. Guess that still gives me something to report in my project.
Windy, your point about the posting guidelines is well noted... which is why I hope that now that I have made my motive clear, I will get some honest responses that are just about sandwiches. I like to think that even if I were never to set foot in Chicago, this thread would inevitably benefit somebody. Circulating information is never a bad thing (well, at least not information about sandwiches). God forbid Herm's in Skokie might sell a few extra cheeseburgers and some Hounds will discover something delicious they didn't know about before.
I'll bite! Here are three that stick out in my mind at the moment, in no particular order...
Portillo's Combo (w/ hot peppers)
Ahogado from Xoco
Al Pastor Torta from Flaco's Tacos