Hoagie Hut is a little sandwich shop in Lincoln Park. My friends and I were really hungry one night and were looking for a quick place to grab a bite, so we stopped by here. I've never heard of Hoagie Hut, it just happened to be open and we were hungry, a perfect storm of sorts, I guess.
Little did I know that Chicago had their own version of cheese steaks and that I'd become a fan.
We came here after day 2 of Lolla. I ordered the Chicago cheese steak sandwich last time and really liked it so I got that again. They have Philly cheese steak sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, almost anything really. A Chicago cheese steak sandwich at Hoagie Hut consists of thinly sliced beef with a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and oil and vinegar dressing. I remember the first time I ordered it, I saw the guy pull out the bread from a drawer, haphazardly chop up some beef on the grill, toss a few veggies together and wrapped it up as fast as could be. Not my idea of appetizing.
But I have to admit, for the life of me, I can't figure out why this sandwich is good, but it is. It's oily, greasy yet completely satisfying. A little bit splash of Tabasco sauce makes it all the more better.
Jung, no surprise, got the Italian Beef Sandwich. He seemed to enjoy his sandwich as well.