There’s a new contender with a familiar name vying for the title of Sandwich King of Chicago. Boar’s Head Cafe will open on Thursday, Sept. 29 over in The Loop at 210 W. Lake St., according to a news release. They’ll offer sandwiches made with Boar’s Head deli meats, soups and salads.
The sandwiches on the menu run the gamut. There are grilled cheeses and portobello stacks for vegetarians. There are hot Cuban sandwiches with ham and the Cafe Beef with roast beef, caramelized onions and gruyere. Corned beef brisket and a Reuben round out the menu. But don’t forget about those mornings when they’ll serve breakfast sandwiches made with eggs, sausage and bacon.
The cafe also hopes to do well catering, taking advantage of the abundance of office buildings downtown.
Boar’s Head was founded in New York in 1905. The cafe is made possible through a licensing agreement, and not directly affiliated with the brand. They’ve stuck to the East Coast for the coffee. They’ll pour coffee from Philadelphia-based La Colombe—though the company does have a roasting facility in the West Loop.
Check out the menus below.