Saturday, August 2, 2014

Great Options to Celebrate National Sandwich Month this August in Chicago

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Enjoy A French Journey During National Sandwich Month
this August at Bistrot Zinc
While it's officially National Sandwich Month in America, if you want to try the crème de la crème of sandwiches, think French and let Bistrot Zinc (1131 N. State St., 312- Croque Monsieur Border_300337-1131) in Chicago wow you with the French royalty of gourmet sandwiches - the Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame, both $12.95.

Perhaps to an untrained eye they may seem like an ordinary grilled ham and cheese, but the fullness and freshness of the ingredients reveal these are the best things to happen to sandwiches since sliced bread.  Tangy Gruyère cheese and thinly sliced ham are melted between grilled sour dough, topped with Gruyère custard, and broiled to a bubbly, golden brown.  These mouthwatering French favorites are served with pommes frites, making them perfect lunchtime indulgences.

Croque Madame Border_300Here's an inside secret: the Croque Madame is not on the menu, you simply have to ask for it and it will be yours. The Croque Madame features the same gruyere cheese and grilled ham featured in the Croque Monsieur, but with the addition of a fresh fried egg served on top. Served with pommes frites, you will have to remind yourself you are still stateside in Chicago and have not been transported to a café in Paris.

Do not let the complication of pronunciation keep you from trying the Gigot D'Agneau Sandwich ($11.95). The Gigot D'Agneau, or lamb Lamb Sandwiches_300sandwich, is served on thick, toasted bread with grilled lamb, lightly pickled red onion, watercress and rosemary aioli. The richness of the lamb is complimented by the tang of the pickled onion, brightness of the watercress and savory richness of the aioli.

The Croque Monsieur (or Croque Madame) and the Gigot D'Agneau, as well as Le Sandwich d'Oeuf Haché (Egg Salad Sandwich: truffled egg salad on toasted whole grain bread, $8.95) are featured in the Soupe et ½ Sandwich Special ($13.95), featuring half a sandwich and a bowl of the soup du jour.
Bistrot Zinc serves lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner seven days a week. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, please visit the website at
www.bistrotzinc.com or call 312-337-1131 for reservations.


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Smash Hit Sandwiches for National Sandwich Month at Delightful Pastries
No matter what your style of eating, everyone has a favorite sandwich. For many folks, Delightful Pastries The ThanksgivingThe Polish etsandwiches are high up on their favorite list. That's because Delightful Pastries takes sandwiches seriously, with seriously great sandwiches.

National Sandwich month lasts all August long, so you cannot find a better reason to try all of Delightful Pastries sandwiches. Their unique twist on sandwiches will have you reassessing your sandwich preferences and salivating for more.

The Thanksgiving Sandwich ($8.25-$8.95) will make you feel eternally grateful for the American turkey tradition. This sandwich masterpiece is made with turkey breast, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, cranberry sauce, homemade horseradish, mayonnaise, tomato and field greens.

Other scrumptious sandwiches include The Polish, made with Polish ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard ($8.25-$8.95), Three Piggly Wigglys ($10) made with Polish ham, bacon and pork cutlet and served on a everything bun, and the Big Fish ($8.25-$8.95), a Mediterranean tuna sandwich.
All these sandwiches can be made with a choice of seven grain bread, sunflower rye bread or a butter croissant. Complete your sandwich lunch with one Delightful Pastries' freshly made soups of the week ($4.50-$5.75). Sandwiches can be purchased at the French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644, or at Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

 

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