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CHICAGO, IL, August 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A French Journey During National Sandwich Month at Bistrot Zinc
While it's officially National Sandwich Month in America, if you want to try the creme de la creme of sandwiches, think French and let Bistrot Zinc (1131 N. State St., 312-337-1131) 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 Gruyere cheese and thinly sliced ham are melted between grilled sour dough, topped with Gruyere custard, and broiled to a bubbly, golden brown. These mouthwatering French favorites are served with pommes frites, making them perfect lunchtime indulgences.
Here'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 cafe 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 sandwich, 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 Hache (Egg Salad Sandwich: truffled egg salad on toasted whole grain bread, $8.95) are featured in the Soupe et 1/2 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.
Da Lobsta Food Truck Rolls Thursday July 31 Just in Time for Lollapalooza and National Sandwich Month
You haven't lived until you've had a Da Lobsta lobster roll, and getting one is about to become easy. Da Lobsta launches its Da Lobsta Food Truck on Thursday, July 31, just in time for those hungering to celebrate National Sandwich Month (August) with the most delicious Chicago area lobster rolls. Keep your eyes open for spotting it around Lollapalooza, too.
Locate the Da Lobsta Food Truck by following its whereabouts on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #FindDaLobsta and like its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FindDaLobsta to get regular updates.
Be in store for the best and only Chicago-area lobster truck on wheels. Living up to owner J Wolf's motto, Da Lobsta is figuratively and literally "On a Roll." The opening menu features:
- Traditional Roll - New England style bun that is buttered and toasted with a strip of tarragon mayo, chilled knuckle and claw lobster meat and warm garlic butter drizzled on top. Or choose crab or shrimp if you prefer.
o Lobster Roll $12.95
o Crab Roll $11.95
o Shrimp Roll $10.95
- Surf & Turf Roll - same as the traditional with an added piece of apple smoked and maple glazed bacon on top
- Skinny Roll - whole wheat pita, low fat mayo, garlic oil and fresh tomatoes with a vegetable medley and light vinaigrette dressing.
- Da Gold Coast Roll - lobster, blue crab and shrimp with truffle mayo - $28
- Lobster Grilled Cheese - Texas toast with Havarti cheese and lobster meat with a side of tarragon mayo for dipping. $12.95
- Lobster B.L.T. - Texas toast with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and lobster meat. $14.95
- Lobster & Kale Salad - Lobster, kale, roasted corn and peppers, Feta cheese and a zesty vinaigrette.
- New England Clam Chowder - $6 small; $8 large
- Soup Da Jour - $6 small; $8 large
- Coleslaw $1
- Spicy Butter Pickles $1
- Cape Cod Chips $1.50
- Soda $1.25
- Bottled Water $1.50
- Sprecher Root Beer & Cream Soda $3
You can also find Da Lobsta at its two Chicago store locations, 12 E. Cedar in the Gold Coast and 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market. For a sneak peek of the Da Lobsta Food Truck, visit its YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxbPq_MiZc.
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 sandwiches 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
Sandwich Up: Celebrate National Sandwich Month at Karma Pub
Karma Pub (510 East Route 83, Mundelein; 847-970-6900) has you covered this August for National Sandwich Month. Their recently redesigned menu includes all you have come to know and love about great sandwiches. Be sure to stop by Karma Pub to try any of their delicious sandwiches, salads, and other gastro pub fare, as you unwind in their casual yet stylish bar. With so many delicious menu items, you will have to keep coming back to try them all.
Karma has gone fishing and created the perfect sandwich. The Crispy Fish Sandwich ($14) which combines fresh Alaskan Cod, bacon, cheddar and sour pickle aioli, will leave you savoring every last bite.
Don't be a chicken, have some chicken. Go big or go home with the Grilled Chicken Club ($10). This generous chicken lover's delight starts with chicken that is grilled to perfection, then topped with Swiss cheese, crisp bacon and drizzled in buttermilk ranch.
Finding it hard to decide which meat you want in your sandwich? Try the Triple Decker Club ($11), featuring ham, turkey, salami, alongside Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and bacon, all served on toasted wheat bread. The Triple Decker proves you can have it all.
Who says burgers don't count as sandwiches? Karma Pub can always find an excuse to cook up their famous Southwestern Burger ($13): Pepper-jack cheese, crunchy tortilla, Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Aioli give this burger a southern twang, all wrapped up in a pretzel bun.
You will not be disappointed by any of Karma Pub's sandwiches and burgers, all served with a choice of Karma's famous house chips or fries.
Add a sizzling appetizer to complete your sandwich meal. Start with the Karma Quesadillas ($7) or Crispy Wings ($10) or balance your sandwich with the Wedge salad ($8).
Don't forget Karma's fabulous drink menu, featuring $5 Svedka Martinis throughout August.
As an added bonus, if you're in the mood for the delicious pan-Asian cuisine from Karma Asian Food & Wine which is next door, you can order from that menu while you relax in Karma Pub. Casual setting with casual gastro pub food or with sophisticated Asian cuisine: whichever food you crave, you'll find it at Karma Pub. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Celebrate National Sandwich Month at Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062; 847-205-4433) serves some of the freshest and most sustainable food on Chicago's North Shore, and they really know how to make a delicious sandwich. The fantastic lunch menu features sandwiches that will please anyone and everyone.
The Crab Cake Sandwich ($15) is a mouthwatering option you will not want to miss. Made with avocado, spicy remoulade and a scrumptious crab cake, served on a bun with a side of arugula salad, you will not be crabby when you give this one a try.
Prairie Grass' Traditional Tuna Melt ($11), served with a homemade thousand island dressing, is as perfect as any tuna melt can be, with the richness of the cheese impeccably complimenting the tuna.
One of the most popular items on the lunch menu, the Top Sirloin Burger, features Amish blue cheese, roasted tomato and potato wedges. This burger is truly so good you will not even need a bun, as the flavor of the ingredients will keep you more than satisfied (buns are optional, of course).
Do not forget to give the Egg Salad ($8.50), Tuna Salad ($8.50) or "North County" Ham and White Cheddar Sandwich ($10) a taste. All of Prairie Grass' sandwiches are hard to beat in terms of the caliber of ingredients, freshness and flavor, so there is no better place to celebrate National Sandwich Month throughout the month of August than Prairie Grass Cafe.
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) supports Chicago's Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. Prairie Grass Cafe serves lunch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday-Sunday. Dinner is served Tuesday -Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe also serves breakfast Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays, 9:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare is available in the bar Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit www.prairiegrasscafe.com.
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