It's as easy as ABC to know certain things are just in your blood, though if you've got A, B, and C, you're probably gonna want to get some medication. For food from a dude with Italy in his blood, hit Sacco Bruno.
From a guy with 100% Sicilian roots who spent a year studying the culinary arts in the old country, SB (translation: Brown Sack!) is a full-service Italian deli & pizzeria tricked out with floor-to-ceiling windows, granite counters, and rows of sliceable meats all housed in glass cases, which have been known to tempt some to make their own pressed hams. Sammies range from cold options like the Mt. of Pastrami (a full half-pounder topped w/ Lorraine Swiss and spicy mustard), to oven-toasted grinders including shaved slow-roasted ribeye with red sauce, provolone, and peppers; those seeking pizza will find four daily varieties (chicken artichoke pesto, wild 'shrooms...), served Roman-style, i.e., sliced square and served by the pound, also what happens when dog catchers be battle-dancing. Those who prefer to forge their own path can hit the "I Do What I Want" section and choose from 15 different meats and cheeses along with 16 gratis toppings (pepperoncini, giardiniera, pesto mayo...), while homers can shop a selection of dry goods like jarred artichokes, pasta sauces, and imported Italian cookies, which explains why Cookie Monster's always sporting Azzurri colors.
Pending a liquor license, they even plan to unveil a cozy wine bar stocked with a rotating selection of 16 Euro-centric vinos, though it's easy as ABC to know putting them all in your blood at once may lead to the kind of decisions that leave you with hepatitis.
Published: May 20, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
2151 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
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