Pancho freakin’ Pistolas!
I’ve been trying to eat a little better lately. And then I up to Chicago for a work event over the weekend and eat the following:
Pancho’s steak tacos and a frozen marg for lunch.
Slice of Giordano's and some mostaccioli for dinner on a cruise ship.
Half a Ricobene's steak sandwich for second dinner at D&D.
And wash it down with a few pieces of sausage pizza from Phil’s at 4:30am.
Healthy livin’. #FatKid#Chicago#Canaryville#Bridgeport#MexicanFood#Tacos#Margaritas#Phils#Giordanos#Ricobenes#Margarita
On the last DidjaEat? podcast, @yatescomedy spoke of this amazing place called @ricobenes where they sell a breaded steak sandwich. I was intrigued. My friend @marebear731 concurred that it kicked ass. More intrigue! So since I am in town for the @chicagowomensfunnyfestival I decided to check it out. Any place that's been around since the 40's is on to something and this place is no exception. Ricobene's is on the South Side of Chicago, which I always sort of identified with, being from the same kind of area in Philly. I ordered the King Steak, which is TWO pieces of Steak, breaded, on a long roll with sauce and cheese and peppers (sweet for me!). The roll is hearty but chewy. At no point did this roll fall apart, split or disappear into the sauce. The sauce is plentiful, the cheese is gooey and keeps things fun. This thing is a beast, but an amazing beast. The steak is thin and the breading takes the moisture from the sauce and the overall heft and does not come off. Some breaded meat sandwiches leave you with bread and breading and a piece of meat that slides out and onto the paper. Not this beast! I don't know what else to say but "please franchise!". This was truly one of the top 5 sandwiches I've ever had and was more then worth the trip, it made my whole Chicago trip and I think I'm a White Sox fan now! #ricobenes#breadedsteaksandwich#chicagofood#chicagofoodscene#southsidefood#chicago#southsidechicago#sandwich#sandwichporn
Ate one of Ricobene's famous fried steak sandwiches. Named the best sandwich in America/The World. It was SO Good, albeit a little painful for someone who hasn't been eating a lot of meat lately. #ricobenes#bestsandwichever#sofullithurts
Stop #30 of 52 new restaurants in 52 weeks in 52 different Chicago neighborhoods brought me to Ricobene’s in Bridgeport. Here Amy and I shared their famous breaded steak sandwich. The sandwich was massive and quite tasty!! I also had their Italian ice which was very good, maybe even better then Mario’s was! Definitely worth checking out. #52newrestaurantsin52weeks#ricobenes
1102:15 PM Jul 29, 2018
It was about me this morning not you. I rewarded myself for maintaining a positive attitude while navigating bullshit. No you weren't part of this particular struggle. Sorry 🤣🤣🤣🤣 sort of. #chicago#ricobenes
204:59 PM Jul 27, 2018
This sandwich is insane and insanely delicious! You are looking at just one half of the king sized breaded steak sandwich! #ricobenes