While I didn't know Will personally, I think he'd be proud that his sandwich is being ordered by complete strangers around the city. It's a fitting tribute to a person who cared deeply for the local Chicago food scene.
J. P. Graziano Grocery Co.
J.P. Graziano Grocery Company is not new, but its sandwiches are. Up until a few years ago, the West Loop storefront was simply an Italian importer on an increasingly popular stretch of Randolph Ave. But after adding a sandwich counter, it almost immediately started kicking out some of my favorite sandwiches in the city.
Like all great cities should, Chicago has a collection of dishes that were invented within its borders and that you can't get anywhere else. I decided to create this list to help keep track of them all.
When Jim Graziano reached out to me to let me know about a muffuletta sandwich special available now through Fat Tuesday, I was beyond intrigued. Though he offered to send a picture, I had no interest in looking at the offering—I wanted to eat it.