My husband and I are foodies, not in the super fancy foie grois, truffle sauce, lobster foam kind of foodies, but the where’s the super big sandwich fancy hot pepper and onion rings kind of foodies. Food definitely plays a major part in our relationship and was one of the first things we bonded over and we love discovering new spots and our favorites tend to be fairly casual or hole in the wall type places. When we moved from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago 5 years ago we left behind a lot of favorites, but gradually found suitable replacements and new loves. Philly’s Best had a steak and cheese on par with Pronto’s, Mi Tierra was a good alternative to Casa Grande and 90 Miles Cuban Café created a whole new category. Of course we still miss eastern style pizza but it’s all a regional trade off because if we ever move back east we’ll sure be missing the Italian Beefs!
Some of our eastern favorites have slowly been migrating west and we were happy to reunite with Five Guys and 7-11 was a familiar sight. Through the years though I kept having to listen to my husband say, “Man, you know what they need out here? A Jersey Mike’s!” So imagine my delight when they opened one just around the corner from gym! I picked up a couple sandwiches this week and we decided to go all out and got Giants which at 15” could feed a small army! He had the Roast Beef, I got the Italian and it is pretty impressive how they pile on the freshly carved meats and don’t skimp on the toppings. They definitely made for the perfect chill evening of sandwiches, three dollar beer (couldn’t resist the can!) and cable. Living the simple life and so grateful for it!