Chicago has the best sandwich in the world and most people don’t even know it

Hey, anyone who still sometimes checks TedQuarters! I wrote a thing about the breaded steak sandwich from Ricobene’s, the best-rated sandwich in this site’s history. People seem to be enjoying it.

For The Win

The Breaded Steak sandwich. (PHOTO: Rosario Ricobene/Ricobene's) The Breaded Steak sandwich. (PHOTO: Rosario Ricobene/Ricobene’s)

The next paragraph of this post contains a bold and speculative claim about a sandwich, but I need you to understand that it is not an unresearched one. I worked in a deli, making sandwiches, for three years. At my last job, I regularly wrote sandwich reviews. I have traveled to 42 states and 20 countries and eaten sandwiches in most of them. I know sandwiches, I promise.

And the breaded steak sandwich from Ricobene’s in Chicago is the best sandwich in the world. Mark it down.

When ordered with mozzarella cheese and hot giardiniera — those are important — the sandwich presents a combination of flavors and textures that bests every single one of the thousands of other sandwiches I’ve sampled in my 34 years.

The primary ingredient, the eponymous breaded steak, is exactly what it sounds like. But even by the…

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2 thoughts on “Chicago has the best sandwich in the world and most people don’t even know it

  1. If you haven’t yet tried the Pork sandwich from Dinic’s in Philadelphia, you do not know what the best sandwich in the world is. Roasted pork on a hoagie roll that is submerged in an incredible au jus then covered with broccoli rabe. If that’s not enough, they hand shave large pieces of sharp provolone over the top. Incredible! I had heard about this sandwich about seven years ago and finally got to try it last year. Most things in life are usually overblown so when you do get to try it it disappoints. Not this. I had been dreaming of this sandwich for years and it was much better than I could have imagined. Do yourself a favor.

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