If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying an overstuffed sandwich you’re missing out. The sandwiches were made famous in cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and Lucky’s brought the concept to Chicago in 2004. If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly an overstuffed sandwich is, it’s basically just a giant sandwich stuffed with your choice of meat and cheese along with french fries and coleslaw. In fact, an overstuffed sandwich could be the perfect example of a “dude food” just because of the simple fact that it involves taking everything that would normally take up an entire plate and shoving it all into one sandwich.
Lucky’s actually has an eating challenge as well where if you can finish three of their overstuffed sandwiches in under an hour the third sandwich is free and you get a free t-shirt and your picture on their wall, and if you can finish in under 30 minutes all three sandwiches are free. Considering that in the previous 36 hours I’d already done the “Big Timmy Challenge,” eaten a pile of sushi and dined at a couple other restaurants as well I decided to just stick with one sandwich and save this eating challenge for the next time I visit the windy city.
For my sandwich I went with the pastrami and cheese, and for an extra 50 cents Lucky’s also added a fried egg to it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it until the day I die (probably of a massive heart attack), anytime you can add an egg to your burger or sandwich it’s always a smart idea to do so. The sandwich was great, although quite messy as you can probably imagine. Plus since my wife could only finish half of her overstuffed turkey sandwich I got to eat the rest of that too. Score!
EatWisconsinDecember 9, 2010 at 10:55 am (12 years ago)
Just thought of something based on your egg comments. I too love eggs on burgers. So I was thinking what if you took White Castles (either from the restaurant, frozen, or the DIY method) and added fried quail eggs to them. So you are getting the awesomeness of White Castle with a nice little egg on top. The new Asian Market on 27th and Grange sells quail eggs for pretty cheap. I might need to try it. Might even top my Ramp Castle. http://eatwisconsin.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/ramp-castle/
NickDecember 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm (12 years ago)
I love that idea! I should buy a crave case and then fry up 30 quail eggs for the sliders!
LunchboxDecember 9, 2010 at 11:26 am (12 years ago)
My GOD that looks delicious.
NickDecember 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm (12 years ago)
It was super good. I definitely plan on trying their eating challenge next time I’m there!