Chicago >Food & Dining > Lucky's Sandwich Co
3472 N Clark St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065741.945316 -87.655187
Sunday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 AM
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lakeview
Television time aside, they have good sandwiches – I like going to Wrigleyville whenever the weather is tolerable and the Cubs aren't playing. However, I never noticed this place until I watched an episode of Man vs Food one night where the guy finished 3 of their sandwiches in under an hour. It didn't look so tough considering the guy polished off a giant steak in the episode earlier. Needless to say, I had see what the fuss was about. Upon entering, the walls were lined with previous winners including the guy from tv and one guy who did the challenge in 5 minutes (the things people do for free stuff). I also thought the place would be bigger like the bars lining the streets. Looking around at the other customer's baskets I can see that they weren't kidding when they said the sandwiches were big (your choice of protein, with slaw and fries all mashed together on one sandwich). I figured 3 would be impossible even in an hour for this beginner, so I settled for only 1 pastrami and cheese. I have to say, the sandwich is pretty good. However, I personally think it would be better if there was more meat than fries that made up the sandwich. Since that first sandwich I've been back again and again perhaps trying to find a new favorite. There are other items they offer like wings, but people come for the sandwiches. As for the challenge, it's not easy as your choices of sandwiches are limited to the top 8ish hardest ones to finish (sorry, can't expect to win with 3 egg and cheese sandwiches). Bottom line, come for the sightseeing, bring an empty stomach, and stay for a sandwich (or 3). By the way, I don't know about those reviews on the other listing saying that they "copied" an idea in Pittsburgh, but who doesn't copy who these days. We got people in NY trying to "copy" Chicago's deep dish pizza for all we know. Don't hate.
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