Quality ingredients and a dash of creativity distinguish the roster of banh mi at this quick and cute University Village spot, owned by two UIC alums. While there isn’t a dud in the lineup, we’re especially partial to the Honey Grilled Pork, whose sweet earthiness is tempered by fresh pops of lemongrass, and the Sunny-Side Beef, featuring thin-sliced sautéed ribeye and crisp little threads of fried sweet potato topped off with a perfectly lacy fried egg.
|Venue name:||Lotus Café & Banh Mi Sandwiches||Contact:|
719 W Maxwell St
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10:30am–8pm|
|Transport:||El: Blue line to UIC-Halsted. Bus: 8, 12.|
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