Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: Thursday-Saturday till 2, other nights "figure between midnight and 1"
Loungey Wicker Park sandwich shop offering hundreds of choices. There's a second location in Andersonville.
I don't know why a sandwich of smoked salmon, avocado, cheddar, and spicy chutney would be named the "Groucho M." or a combo of turkey meat loaf, bacon, cheddar, peppers, and southwest mayo the "Edith P." I only know that they are awesome, especially with a side of smoky mac 'n' cheese (two sides come with every sandwich). There are more than 100 sandwiches on the menu at Jerry's, 500 or so considering bread choices—pretzel roll, onion bun, brioche, focaccia, ciabatta, plus regular white, wheat, and rye. Or make your own from the "Bumsteadian lineup" of fillings and condiments—do corned beef, strawberry jam, and feta go well on multigrain? You tell me! If not, wash it down with something off the equally huge and eclectic beer list; it's the best thing this side of Armitage, with nice picks from New Holland, Ommegang, and Victory. There's also coffee from Metropolis and a handful of desserts every night—if there's a chocolate mousse cake when you go, get it (get two). There's outdoor seating too, but there you risk getting mowed down by yuppies and their dogs on their way to Crust. The kitchen stays open till 11 PM on Friday and Saturday; there's also a late-night menu.
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