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The team behind Smoque BBQ has unveiled from fancy sandwiches.
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Smoque’s Sandwich Stall To Debut Next Week at Revival Food Hall

Uppercut Sandwich Co. will treat the Loop lunch crowd to gourmet hot dogs, smoked Italian beef, and more.

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Whether or not a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich, Chicago’s sandwich shops often serve exceptional versions of Abe Froman’s specialty, grinding their own meat and serving the sausages on fresh-baked bread or buns. While the classic Vienna Beef hot dog stands have strong followings, sandwich shops, and delis manage to distinguish themselves from traditional offerings.

Sandiwches from Upper Cut Sandwich Co.
The throwback wiener.

Knowing that, the team behind Smoque BBQ dove into the history books for their wondrous wiener served at their new downtown restaurant, Uppercut Sandwich Co. Uppercut, which is targeting a Monday, December 4 opening date, is replacing the Smoque location inside Revival Food Hall in the Loop.

Barry Sorkin and company use trimmings from its Avondale restaurant, Smoque Steak, and then smoke and steam the sausage to recreate a hot dog from the 1930s. This isn’t a Chicago dog dragged through the garden. It’s served in between a thick-cut buttered roll. The roll resurfaces in Uppercut’s shrimp roll.

Sandiwches from Upper Cut Sandwich Co.
Shrimp roll and mixed veggies.

Uppercut’s selections were designed as the afternoon menu at Smoque Steak. But management saw customers preferred to order off the dinner menu, so they pivoted and decided to bring their sandwiches to the Loop where they could revitalize their downtown location. The menu also includes a fancy smoked Italian beef and more — selections will rotate. Check out the opening menu below.

Uppercut Sandwich Co. inside Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark Street, scheduled for a Monday, December 5 opening date.

Sandiwches from Upper Cut Sandwich Co.
The Italian beef.
A shrimp roll
Shrimp roll
Sandiwches from Upper Cut Sandwich Co.
Uppercut’s meatloaf sandwich.
Chili and cornbread
Chili and cornbread.


3800 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641

Smoque Steak

3310 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 219-1775 Visit Website

Revival Food Hall

125 South Clark Street, , IL 60603 (312) 278-3040 Visit Website

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