The following sandwiches have been named as replacements in the 2013-2014 Chicago Sandwich Bracket:
La Sirena Clandestina – El Lomito
From Dennis Lee over at Serious Eats….
“But man, if you guys miss out on the el lomito ($14, +$2 with egg), I will never forgive you. This is one of the best sandwiches I’ve eaten in a while; it’s a grilled beef tenderloin topped with lettuce, tomato, and chimichurri mayo. In my opinion, the egg is totally required as well; the yolk bumps the whole package up to the next level. The beef is juicy and distinctly steaky; the mayo is herby with a punch of garlic; and the egg yolk brings the whole thing home. The bread is ideal for the combination, too, with a chewy crust and soft interior that doesn’t fall apart when you eat it. Even though I just had it, I want to run over and eat another one, but that requires putting on pants. Today, no-pants win.”
It will be a #3 seed facing off against the Jibarito from Borinquin.
The Mother In Law – Johnny O’s
This chili, tamale, sandwich concoction is supposed to give you heartburn like dealing with your mother in law. (Not my joke). They’ve been serving it for 50 years and it’s been on a few food shows in the recent past.
It will be entering as a 16 seed so it will have its work cut out for it.
The selection committee is still deliberating on the status of The Silver Palm sandwich since they won’t be open until April.