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USA Today: Ricobene's Breaded Steak Sandwich is The World's Best

Sportswriter chimes in with #hottake and dubs Ricobene's as "perfect."

Ricobene's Breaded Steak Sandwich
Ricobene's Breaded Steak Sandwich
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Is Ricobene's breaded steak sandwich the best sandwich in the world? That's what USA Today writer Ted Berg alleges, claiming the South Side favorite is underappreciated — both nationally and within Chicago.

Berg lauds the Chicago-style hot giardiniera that accompanies a crisp breading that compliments the tender fried steak topped with melted mozzarella. Berg calls Ricobene's specialty "the perfect sandwich."

The breaded-steak sandwich failed to find a spot on Eater Chicago's Most Iconic Sandwiches in Chicago. It's tough sledding to break into the list which features 16 Chicago classics.

Keep in mind, Berg's a sportswriter, with an occasional fondness for writing about television. He touts three years working at a deli and his travels sampling stadium food as credentials for making such a claim.

But is Berg correct — is the breaded-steak sandwich the best in the world? Is it even the best in Chicago? Share us your #hottake in the comments.


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