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Restaurant Fri Dec 07 2007

Fiore's Deli: Egg and Pepper Sandwich

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When I began working in West Town a few months ago, I quickly fell in love with Fiore's Deli. Access to a corner store where I can buy ripe avocados, Vitamin Water, high-quality Italian pantry items and homemade tiramisu has certainly improved my life. Their deli counter always has a surprisingly steady stream of customers given their residential location, but until recently I had not tasted any of their offerings.

The first snow this week was by all accounts a fairly gentle introduction to winter, however I still felt unreasonably interested in moving slowly and staying warm. The two-block walk to Fiore's for a hot sandwich proved to be the perfect quick lunch. The scrambled eggs were rich and creamy, dotted with hearty slices of cooked green and red bell peppers. The sandwich is served on Italian bread and comes in three different sizes. I ordered the 7-inch for $4.50. Not a bad deal for a truly comforting meal.

Fiore's Domestic Import Deli
2258 W. Erie
312/942-9419

 
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Marie / December 8, 2007 10:45 PM

Hi, Love peper and egg sandwich! We grew up on this and I make it all the time. My kind of comfort food!! I'm also a fellow Chi town foodie stopping by to say Hi!

serafino alfe / April 25, 2008 5:42 AM

I am looking for pepper and egg sandwich where the beaten egg is baked rather than fried. anyone have this recipe? alfe

serafino alfe / April 25, 2008 5:43 AM

I am looking for pepper and egg sandwich where the beaten egg is baked rather than fried. anyone have this recipe? alfe

Julia / December 19, 2008 3:12 PM

I love pepper and egg sandwiches, but Fiore's is not a good place. It's not because of the food, but I lived above there as a kid in the mid 90's. The building was FULL of roaches, I mean a really terrible infestation. I used to go downstairs to give them our rent check and I'd see roaches crawling around in the foccacia. They also used to sell expired food all the time. I'm not sure if it's still the same owners or what, but I would be really wary of that place...

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