Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, November 30

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From gyros to Italian Beef and from hot dogs to banh mi, our city's contributions to sandwichdom are legendary. Monica Eng added to the canon last year when she introduced readers to the jibarito, a Puerto Rican sandwich invented at Humboldt Park's Borinquen that stuffs meat and other fillings between two twice-fried flattened plantains. A recent visit by this chowhound confirms her findings: Fried plantains are the best thing since sliced bread.

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