The homemade chips and heaping sandwiches keep everyone coming back
Rollin’ (as people lovingly abbreviate it) is one of those special places that appeals to (seemingly) everyone. On any given evening, families, frat boys and gaggles of girls are in and out with sandwiches, either staying to eat or grabbing it to go. You can order any sandwiches hot or cold, but to really let Rollin’ shine and taste why it’s a North Shore favorite, go with a hot sandwich. Quality meats and toppings are loaded between two slabs of fresh bread and then slid into the oven. When the sandwich is out, the cheese is melted and bread toasted to perfection; golden and crisp, but still warm and soft on the inside. My personal favorite is the Al Forno: marinated grilled chicken breast, plum tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, chipotle mayo and Muenster on ciabatta bread. In addition to the sandwiches, patrons live for the homemade chips. The chips, which come with a sandwich, are thin slices of seasoned and crisped potato, salty and almost spicy with pepper.
Despite the name, you can sit at a table in Rollin’ and eat unhurried, although it’s clear the unassuming restaurant is more concerned with the sandwiches than their decor. And I’m more than OK with that.
-Karina for TKGO City Guides910 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 332-1000. Official site > Google Maps >