May 072009
 

Wally & Agador’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop is closed.

Bananas, marshmallow fluff and peanut butter make up The Wally sandwich.  No word on if Wally the pup is equal parts fluff & PB.

Bananas, marshmallow fluff and peanut butter make up The Wally sandwich. No word on if Wally the pup is equal parts fluff & PB.

Chef Michael Lachowicz opened Wally & Agador’s Gourmet Cafe this week in Lakeview. Though the storefront is evocative of a pet store, it’s actually a high-end sandwich shop with grab-and-go entrees from Lachowicz’s eponymous Winnetka restaurant as well as deli favorites. The puppies on the window are the owner’s dogs, Wally and Agador.

Mama Cass died eating a ham sandwich.  If they're all like this, it may not be a bad way to go.

Mama Cass died eating a ham sandwich. If they're all like this, it may not be a bad way to go.

We were invited to a media tasting to try Chef Michael’s sandwiches and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. On his menu, Chef makes an effort to cater to vegetarians as well as the gluten-free crowd, but I would have liked to have seen more meat-free sandwiches on the menu. One of the few I could try was the Esther Williams — a lobster sausage stuffed sandwich. It was incredibly rich and tasty but also very, very messy, which goes against any notions I have of grab-and-go. However, the meat-filled options were a big hit, particularly the Mama Cass — a ham sandwich with enough pork to warrant a line-item veto. We also enjoyed the dessert sandwiches which are alternately filled with peanut butter or Nutella, marshmallow fluff, and bananas.

Chef Michael busy making sandwiches, which can be ordered "dead or alive".

Wally & Agador’s can be found in dog-friendly Lakeview at 3310 N. Halsted St. The store is open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight. Phone order and catering are available at (773) 325-9664.

  One Response to “Wally & Agador’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop A first look”

  1. Okay, that lobster sandwich, messy that it maybe, sounds like a real winner to me and I would love to try it out.
    Your photos are wonderful, Tammy.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.