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  • Post #91 - March 2nd, 2013, 6:50 am
    Post #91 - March 2nd, 2013, 6:50 am Post #91 - March 2nd, 2013, 6:50 am
    I had the Susie's version for dinner last night. It was a respectable rendition, moist with a generous amount of peppers and nicely seasoned. Not destination worthy, but I'd consider it again for future Susie's visits. I hadn't had those fries in over a year. Still so good.
  • Post #92 - February 26th, 2014, 10:51 pm
    Post #92 - February 26th, 2014, 10:51 pm Post #92 - February 26th, 2014, 10:51 pm
    The esteemed John Kass, a longtime friend of LTH, has a great piece about Pepper & Egg "sanguiches" in tomorrow's Chicago Tribune:

    at chicagotribune.com, John Kass wrote:Chicago lays claim to many of the world's great inventions: the controlled nuclear chain reaction, open-heart surgery and softball. And though we didn't invent political corruption, we certainly refined it as art.

    So today, rightly or wrongly, I'm staking Chicago's claim on another classic.

    The Italian pepper and egg sandwich.

    Or, if you prefer, the peppernegg sanguich.

    Pepper and egg a sandwich for all seasons

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #93 - February 27th, 2014, 2:54 pm
    Post #93 - February 27th, 2014, 2:54 pm Post #93 - February 27th, 2014, 2:54 pm
    That and the PV article from today will tide me over this Lent.

    One thing about these sandwiches is when you get a bad one, you never want to eat another one again. Looking forward to trying many of the varieties listed.
  • Post #94 - February 10th, 2016, 11:25 am
    Post #94 - February 10th, 2016, 11:25 am Post #94 - February 10th, 2016, 11:25 am
    It's that time of year.....

    Just had the first one (of many). Today's selection was from UB Dogs. Nice flavors, hit the right spots.
  • Post #95 - April 8th, 2017, 4:55 pm
    Post #95 - April 8th, 2017, 4:55 pm Post #95 - April 8th, 2017, 4:55 pm
    Yesterday, I had my first pepper & egg sandwich . . . ever! I had it at Portillo's and enjoyed it quite a bit. I honestly knew little about the sandwich in terms of other components, but there seemed to be onions in the mix too. I didn't know whether this was reasonable or not, but I ordered with the hot giardiniera. I now realize (particularly after reviewing this thread) that this may be closer to the norm, at least in Chicago, and I can't imagine it without. But that's me.

    Now, I need to compare P&Es. I notice Bob-O's has one and I'm a big fan of Bob-O's, so that might be on my agenda for next week.
  • Post #96 - March 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm
    Post #96 - March 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm Post #96 - March 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm
    With this being the season of Lent Friday's in the Chicago area mean the return of the Pepper and Egg sandwich. I thought I'd bump this thread so everyone can chime in where they will be enjoying their Pepper and Egg sandwich during Lent. Italian Beef stands are a good place to start as well as hot dog stands that sell Italian Beef. And of course, you can make your own. The key I'm told is to marinate the green or red peppers in olive oil overnight. With that said Minelli Brothers Italian Specialties at 7780 Milwaukee Ave Niles, IL inside Oak Mill mall will be my first place to visit. They do sell a good amount so Get there before they sell out of what they make.

    Mods, there are 2 Pepper & Egg threads on LTH. Maybe they can be merged.
  • Post #97 - March 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm
    Post #97 - March 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm Post #97 - March 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm
    Pauly wrote:Mods, there are 2 Pepper & Egg threads on LTH. Maybe they can be merged.

    It appears the other thread is focused on places near Brookfield Zoo, so for now, we'll keep them separate.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the Moderators
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #98 - March 7th, 2019, 2:02 pm
    Post #98 - March 7th, 2019, 2:02 pm Post #98 - March 7th, 2019, 2:02 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Pauly wrote:Mods, there are 2 Pepper & Egg threads on LTH. Maybe they can be merged.

    It appears the other thread is focused on places near Brookfield Zoo, so for now, we'll keep them separate.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the Moderators


    Haha. To merge the Venn diagram of both channels, if instagram is to be believed, looks like GNR Big Guys is planning a take on the classic:

    2019-03-07 13_59_35-Instagram.jpg Big Guys - Instagram
  • Post #99 - March 9th, 2019, 12:04 pm
    Post #99 - March 9th, 2019, 12:04 pm Post #99 - March 9th, 2019, 12:04 pm
    I was going to try the Pepper and Egg sandwich at Minelli's yesterday but ended up in Des Plaines instead so I dined at Mr Pup on Lee street. The sandwich was quite good and quite large. I had it with hot giardiniera on french bread. It appears that it was made to order instead of sitting in a warming tray. I dined at about 2:45 in the afternoon so they could have run out of what they made for the day and were making them to order. I didn't ask them but it filled me up and at just under $4.00 it was a very good deal. I might also add the Italian Beef here is quite tasty as well.
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  • Post #100 - March 9th, 2019, 12:55 pm
    Post #100 - March 9th, 2019, 12:55 pm Post #100 - March 9th, 2019, 12:55 pm
    bobbywal wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Pauly wrote:Mods, there are 2 Pepper & Egg threads on LTH. Maybe they can be merged.

    It appears the other thread is focused on places near Brookfield Zoo, so for now, we'll keep them separate.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the Moderators


    Haha. To merge the Venn diagram of both channels, if instagram is to be believed, looks like GNR Big Guys is planning a take on the classic:

    2019-03-07 13_59_35-Instagram.jpg


    This (from Big Guys) is an excellent take, pushed over not only by the buttered grilled bread but by the ideal ration of soft salted peppers to the egg. Nothing fancy like giardiniera or herbs or condiments, just really the right balance.

    If you like, the side of neckbone gravy from the Stromboli pairs perfectly (I must admit I like a regular sausage link vs. the patty offered standard on that sandwich).
  • Post #101 - March 10th, 2019, 12:31 pm
    Post #101 - March 10th, 2019, 12:31 pm Post #101 - March 10th, 2019, 12:31 pm
    Starship
    7618 Madison St, Forest Park

    The venerable sandwich shop is offering their take on this seasonal sandwich.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =bookmarks

    Friday’s only
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #102 - March 10th, 2019, 12:45 pm
    Post #102 - March 10th, 2019, 12:45 pm Post #102 - March 10th, 2019, 12:45 pm
    Almost Brookfield... :)

    Tonini Italian Market
    6950 Windsor Ave, Berwyn

    https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_pe ... MjYyMDU%3D

    Nice little deli in Berwyn. Daily dinner specials, great sandwiches. Nice selection of imported items.

    Friday’s only
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #103 - March 11th, 2019, 7:13 pm
    Post #103 - March 11th, 2019, 7:13 pm Post #103 - March 11th, 2019, 7:13 pm
    Santander wrote:This (from Big Guys) is an excellent take, pushed over not only by the buttered grilled bread but by the ideal ration of soft salted peppers to the egg. Nothing fancy like giardiniera or herbs or condiments, just really the right balance.

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    Soft, the peppers providing the perfect flavor pairing with the egg. Scrumptious! :) My Bride ate half and couldn’t wait to get home to tear into the other.

    Friday’s only for a limited time.
    Santander wrote:If you like, the side of neckbone gravy from the Stromboli pairs perfectly (I must admit I like a regular sausage link vs. the patty offered standard on that sandwich).


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    958CA705-05A3-4185-A5AE-8DBB13FE8B57.jpeg Neckbone Gravy that oozed out

    I liked this sandwich a lot. The sausage patty packed a great flavor (Sausage is in their name), lightly flame grilled but the star was the Neckbone Gravy. Rich with depth and some saltiness from caramelization. Deep red.

    An ongoing special.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #104 - March 16th, 2019, 11:29 am
    Post #104 - March 16th, 2019, 11:29 am Post #104 - March 16th, 2019, 11:29 am
    Happy to report that the pepper and egg sandwich at Minelli brothers deli at Oak Mill mall is still top notch. Stopped in yesterday morning right when the first batch was being made at 10:30 am and got the first pepper and egg with giardiniera of the day. Good for breakfast or lunch and at $5.00 a fair price for a cult classic that for the most part is only available for 6 Friday's out of the year.
  • Post #105 - March 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm
    Post #105 - March 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm Post #105 - March 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm
    This thread reminds me of a John Kass column from a year or two ago titled "What do we talk about during Lent if we don't talk about Lent?" His observation was that we talk about food instead. Pepper and egg sandwiches, fish fries, lamb, ham, Easter candy.
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  • Post #106 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:42 pm
    Post #106 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:42 pm Post #106 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:42 pm
    Anyone had a pepper and egg in the Loop this year? My old takeout spot in the lobby of Three First National is gone. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  • Post #107 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
    Post #107 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:03 pm Post #107 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
    Ahmad Shareef wrote:Anyone had a pepper and egg in the Loop this year? My old takeout spot in the lobby of Three First National is gone. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    Al's.
  • Post #108 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:35 pm
    Post #108 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:35 pm Post #108 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:35 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    Ahmad Shareef wrote:Anyone had a pepper and egg in the Loop this year? My old takeout spot in the lobby of Three First National is gone. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Al's.

    234 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #109 - April 3rd, 2019, 6:10 pm
    Post #109 - April 3rd, 2019, 6:10 pm Post #109 - April 3rd, 2019, 6:10 pm
    Off the Tracks - 190 N Wells - is worth checking out....although I get mine with Italian sausage mixed in.
  • Post #110 - April 4th, 2019, 8:10 am
    Post #110 - April 4th, 2019, 8:10 am Post #110 - April 4th, 2019, 8:10 am
    stoutisgoodfood wrote:Off the Tracks - 190 N Wells - is worth checking out....although I get mine with Italian sausage mixed in.


    Kind of defeats the purpose, for many people at least, of having them available primarily on Fridays during Lent, no?

    Last year a friend and old LTHer introduced me to the pepper and egg from Fast Track at Lake & Desplaines. Not exactly in the loop but worth checking out. (This one has giardiniera added)

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  • Post #111 - April 4th, 2019, 11:15 am
    Post #111 - April 4th, 2019, 11:15 am Post #111 - April 4th, 2019, 11:15 am
    That fast track Sammy looks good. Might need to stop there on the way to Sox Park for opening day. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Post #112 - April 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
    Post #112 - April 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm Post #112 - April 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
    I have been making them myself a lot recently, hadn't thought about giardiniera - that will definitely be in my next one!
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  • Post #113 - April 4th, 2019, 2:14 pm
    Post #113 - April 4th, 2019, 2:14 pm Post #113 - April 4th, 2019, 2:14 pm
    leek wrote:I have been making them myself a lot recently, hadn't thought about giardiniera - that will definitely be in my next one!


    I frequently put giardiniera on a tofu/veg scramble, an awesome addition.
  • Post #114 - April 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm
    Post #114 - April 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm Post #114 - April 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm
    Giardiniera is good on the p&e for sure. Good on many things. I loved to put them on a tuna sub from Famo's on Milwaukee Avenue. Man those were good.
  • Post #115 - April 10th, 2019, 5:51 pm
    Post #115 - April 10th, 2019, 5:51 pm Post #115 - April 10th, 2019, 5:51 pm
    Pepper & Egg from Nottoli on Harlem. Frittata style, light, tasty, should have asked for giardiniera but as I took it home to eat was an easy add.
    PepperEggPost1.jpg Nottoli pepper & egg with side of olive salad.


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  • Post #116 - February 22nd, 2024, 8:49 am
    Post #116 - February 22nd, 2024, 8:49 am Post #116 - February 22nd, 2024, 8:49 am
    It's pepper & egg season again but the Loop appears to be a barren wasteland when it comes to a good version. Luke's on Jackson near Franklin is just so-so. Any other suggestions?
  • Post #117 - February 22nd, 2024, 2:17 pm
    Post #117 - February 22nd, 2024, 2:17 pm Post #117 - February 22nd, 2024, 2:17 pm
    It's not in the Loop; about a mile south is the Portillos on Canal & Taylor. Also, there is that food court in the old post office. Someone there might be making them.
  • Post #118 - February 23rd, 2024, 9:44 am
    Post #118 - February 23rd, 2024, 9:44 am Post #118 - February 23rd, 2024, 9:44 am
    Are there 2 recognized styles: One with scrambled eggs topped with separately fried peppers, and one with eggs and peppers cooked together?
  • Post #119 - February 23rd, 2024, 10:54 am
    Post #119 - February 23rd, 2024, 10:54 am Post #119 - February 23rd, 2024, 10:54 am
    tjr wrote:Are there 2 recognized styles: One with scrambled eggs topped with separately fried peppers, and one with eggs and peppers cooked together?

    I make pepper and egg sandwiches following this recipe from Nick Kindelsperger for SeriousEats.

    For this type, you cook the peppers and onions initially, shove them to one side of the pan to allow room to scramble eggs, then fold them in together.

    I have yet to make them at home using a roll. I have used hotdog buns and squishy white bread.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #120 - February 23rd, 2024, 11:07 am
    Post #120 - February 23rd, 2024, 11:07 am Post #120 - February 23rd, 2024, 11:07 am
    Cathy2 wrote:I have yet to make them at home using a roll. I have used hotdog buns and squishy white bread.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    My gold standard is from the old Fontano's, a solid griddled Turano roll. I like my sandwiches to fight with me a little.

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