Food & Drink

Eat a Sandwich at River West's Duran

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duran european sandwiches cafe!

Europeans are smoking.

They’re also smoking the Midwest.

Case in point: It’s taken 45 years for Duran European Sandwiches Cafe to make its way to our humble city.

The Viennese have been feasting on Duran’s open-faced sandwiches for decades. Inspired by a meal at the family-run restaurant on a trip to Austria, owner Tracy Miller got Duran’s blessing to open her River West interpretation.

Bite-size (three bites, to be exact) sandwiches are like mini works of art — up to 30 varieties are available daily: Mediterranean-style tuna; roast beef with scallion cream cheese and horseradish; locally sourced salami with boiled egg; and the Vitamin, a vibrant mix of carrot and apple salads garnished with a glistening round of kiwi.

For dessert, grab La Fournette and JR Dessert Bakery pastries. Stay buzzed with the Melange, a Viennese combo of coffee (La Colombe), espresso, steamed milk, and whipped cream.

It’s addictive.

Duran European Sandwiches Cafe, 529 North Milwaukee Avenue, at Green Street (312-666-6007 or facebook.com/duraneurosandwichcafe).

Photo: Courtesy of Duran European Sandwiches Cafe

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529 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Green St
Chicago, IL 60642