Star Sandwich: Pig Candy B.L.T., $9
The Food Network’s Jeff Mauro is a Chicago native, so it’s no surprise that he came back to his hometown to start his sandwich empire. The stand-alone store is in Bucktown, but you’ll find outpost booths at the Loop’s Forum 55 and Wrigley Field, with another soon to come at Wells Street Market. His updated B.L.T. features strips of his crispy-sweet “Pig Candy” bacon, lettuce, ripe tomato, onions caramelized with balsamic vinegar, and mayo seasoned with dry rub spices, all served on a griddled brioche bun.
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