Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

The Loretta


Sarkis Cafe

The Loretta

Sarkis Cafe
2632 Gross Point Road
Evanston, Illinois, 60201
(847) 328-9703
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What is it about Chicago and dragging your food “through the garden?” Except that it works! This legendary North Shore sandwich (so says my New Trier-educated stepson) is so simple it aches. Good bread. A piece of ham. A slab of mozzarella cheese. Broil on high. The roll toasts. The cheese melts. There is some mayo. And, as the picture illustrates, a trip through the garden. Every bite a crunchy, gooey mouthful. It almost seems a crime to hit it with the signature Sarkis hot sauce and season salt. Darn. Satisfying.

DISHED UP BY...

Ken Carlton

Ken is the author of FOOD FOR MARRIAGE and co-author of THE HUNGER. His screen credits include a screenplay with the folks who brought you "Babette's Feast." He is an inveterate midnight chef with a penchant for all things tartare.

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