I absolutely love finding new favorite restaurants. This week, I found what is sure to be a staple in my monthly restaurant rotation: Jerry’s Sandwiches. Jerry’s boasts making “Curious, Thoughtful Sandwiches Since 2002”. Well sign me up! Jerry’s has two locations, one in Andersonville and one in Lincoln Square. We went to the Lincoln Square location. They have a huge space, with an expansive seating area inside as well as a sizable outdoor patio. It was a beautiful day and all of the windows were open, which made for a lovely meal. One look at the menu and my mouth was already watering. Shishito peppers, beer-battered avocado, fried chicken poppers?! Yes please! But I always know my eyes are bigger than my stomach, so I decided to skip the appetizer and focus on my main meal. The menu is huge, with soups, salads, burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, meatloaf and beef sandwiches, seafood sandwiches, grilled cheese, and more. I chose the Chickie Salad: zesty house chicken salad, roast poblano peppers, apple, cucumber, crouton, and ranch dressing. This was on a bed of house romaine, leaf, and frisee mix. The portion was gigantic and I was sure there was no way I could finish it. Spoiler alert- I did. Every ingredient was fresh, crispy, and delicious. The house chicken salad had a tasty chipotle mayonnaise and the poblano peppers added a lovely smoky flavor. My dad chose one of the specials, the Chaurice sandwich: Louisiana pork sausage, pimento cheese, fried onion, house pickle, and house barbecue sauce on a fresh baguette. Oh man did I immediately have food envy! This was marvelous. The pork sausage had a great spicy flavor, without being overpowering, and the pimento cheese was creamy and delicious. I love fried onions on a sandwich and the house barbecue sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and smoky. I would order this again in a heartbeat!
Jerry’s is located at 4739 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Square and at 5419 N. Clark in Andersonville. They are open Mondays through Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 am, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 2 am, Saturdays and Sundays (for brunch) from 10 am to 3 pm. Find more information here.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO