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68: Roast Beef Sandwich from Hanny's
There's lots to be said for having a cool, historic joint downtown for a cocktail or a glass of wine -- even better if there's eats to go along with -- even better if the eats are served late into the evening and taste like breakfast.
Hanny's, the one-time clothing store constructed in 1947, is such a place. Along with bruschetta, big salads, and crispy Roman pizzas, Hanny's has a sandwich perfect for those evenings when dinner happened a long time ago and breakfast is still a few hours away: the roast beef.
"Fried egg with your ribeye, Ma'am?"
"Why yes. And more olives for my martini, please."
Stacked and packed with grilled rib-eye, crispy bacon from the experts at Nueske's in Wisconsin, arugula, and a fried egg, the roast beef sandwich at Hanny's is a delicious, hearty breakfast between two pieces of ciabatta bread.
You'll taste the rib-eye first, perfectly prepared and tender, then the snap of flavorful bacon mixing with fresh arugula and the fried, tender goodness of the egg. In a breadless situation, a forkful of the flavors may be difficult to manage. Lucky for you, the crisp-crusted ciabatta is strong enough to hold it all together and tasty enough to become part of the experience.
Sweet dreams, late nighter.
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