This post of Gary's
is one of the reasons I knew I was in the right place when I joined LTH.
The shameful thing is that it's taken me eight years to actually eat one of those Cemitas. Humboldt Park is just not my neighborhood, not a lot of reasons to go that way. But when we had tickets for The Lumineers in Logan Square, it looked like a quick hop to grab dinner beforehand.
We started with an order of chalupas. Somebody needs to slap that Taco Bell chihuahua, because this has nothing to do with that. Just basically a poor-man's taco when you've got no filling, only salsa and cheese, or perhaps an empty enchilada, since the tortilla is fried briefly. Either way, it's delicious, and a nice way to sample the flavors they provide.
Sue and I split an Al Pastor and a Carne Asada -- I'd forgotten that the drool-worthy photo was a Milanesa. Delicious stuff, great table salsas and great flavors overall. The crisp crust and pillowy inside on the cemita puts it up there in the same rank as Xoco's sandwiches [didn't top the Xoco Ahogada as my nom for best sandwich in the world, though].
I still need more reasons to get to that neighborhood, because, hey, great sandwich!
Note that their menu and signage heavily promotes their As-Seen-On-TV status (Diners, Drive-In's and Dives, Check Please), but not their GNR.