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One Great Sandwich: Skylark's Grilled Tuna

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jul 8, 2008 3:09PM


It's a blessing and a curse to live so close to Skylark (2149 S. Halsted). The latter, of course, is that it's often hard to walk home after a long night of inebriation through moderation. the blessing is that their food menu goes a long way toward taking some of the starch out of the dog that bit us.

Since we're now starting to hit the really humid days of summer, we wanted something light to pair with tomorrow's "Beer of the Week" selection. The grilled tuna sandwich ($9) seemed like the way to go. It's a good-sized tuna steak, grilled medium rare and served on toasted rye with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, horseradish aioli and sides of cole slaw and Skylark's famous tater tots.

The ingredient that brings this sandwich together is the aioli. We're not the biggest fans of mayonnaise (it's the white man's poison), but the inclusion of horseradish gave it a nice bright spice that worked well with the tuna steak and the cucumber. That we got to enjoy this while listening to our old friend Brian Page spinning classic country music while on his shift was a bonus.