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Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? Sandwiches are perhaps the best food group ever invented, they can be anything you desire. While creating the perfect sandwich is a true art-form, finding and enjoying one is the ultimate jackpot. Here are six restaurants and bars across Chicago serving up the best deals for this food holiday. 

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Tuscany on Taylor

Tuscany on Taylor Street has buy-one-get-one free paninis every Monday at lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m for the month of August. Created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla, panini specials include meatball, Italian sausage, prosciutto and more.

BOGO Panini Specials include:

  • Panino con Polpette, $12 (Meatball, provolone, parmigiano, tomato sauce)  
  • Panino con Salsiccia, $12 (Italian sausage, peppers, onions)
  • Panino con Prosciutto, $14 (Toasted focaccia, lettuce, tomato, prosciutto, stracchino cheese)
  • Panino con Pollo, $13 (Toasted focaccia, grilled chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, spinach, pesto aioli)
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MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen

MAK, in Wicker Park, is debuting three new Bao Sandwich options in celebration of National Sandwich Month. The signature sandwiches are available for dine-in guests only and include Sweet Braised Pork, Smoky MAK Gogi (Korean-style marinated beef) and Sweet and Tangy Chicken. Guests can choose two baos for $6 (choice of one protein) or four baos for $11 (choice of two proteins).

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Roanoke's Executive Chef Ryan Kikkert has unveiled a new Rotisserie Lamb Sandwich for $16 just in time for National Sandwich Month. This savory sandwich is available at lunch only and features slow roasted garlic marinated lamb, cilantro and roasted pepper slaw on a toasted onion roll, and is served with slow roasted au jus.

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Estelle's will offer four of their signature grilled cheese sandwiches with fries for only $6 (normally $8) on Wednesdays this August. Pair your grilled cheese sandwich with drink specials like Estelle's half-price everything happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as well as half-price signature cocktails all evening. Featured sandwiches include:

  • Dad's Night Out (Cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato)
  • Pep Rally (Pepper jack cheese, grilled jalapeno, roasted red pepper)
  • You Fancy (Mozzarella cheese, spinach, sautéed mushrooms)
  • Say Cheese! (Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepper jack cheese)
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Hakka Bakka

Hakka Bakka is celebrating National Sandwich Month with a free side of Masala Fries (with cilantro aioli) and a large fountain drink with the purchase of a sandwich. This deal is for dine-in orders only and the sandwich options include: 

  • Lamb Shammi Burger ($8)
  • Chicken Tikka Sandwich ($6)
  • Veggie Masala Tikki Burger ($6)
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Weber Grill

Weber Grill in River North is offering free catering delivery for orders over $150 through the month of August. Catering highlights include the signature Sandwich Platter which includes a choice of eight sandwiches, sliced in half. Sandwich options include Smoked Turkey, Grilled Veggie, Tuscan Chicken, and a Smoke Bacon BLT. An order also includes house made kettle chips and coleslaw (serves 8 guests; $64.95).

Weber also offers other unique catering options that include a build-your-own burger bar where guests can enjoy the taste of a charcoal-seared burger without the fuss of grilling. The Burger Bar is $12.50 per person and burger options include a half-pound USDA Certified Angus Beef Burger, Turkey Burger and Grilled Portobello Mushroom. 

Each burger bar includes:

  • Freshly baked burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, pickle slices and shaved onions 
  • Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise packets 
  • Cheddar, Swiss and American Cheeses 
  • Housemade kettle chips

Additional toppings can be added to the burger bar package including:

  • Cherrywood smoked bacon ($1.50 per person)
  • Sautéed mushrooms ($1.50 per person)
  • Sautéed onions ($1 per person)
  • Sliced avocado ($1.50 per person)

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