J.P. Graziano Grocery Co. named best deli in Illinois

The Italian beef, bistec jibarito, pork tenderloin, cemita: Illinois has a number of iconic sandwiches favored in cities and towns across the state. If you can only try one, though, make it the Italian sub, and more specifically, The Mr. G from J.P. Graziano Grocery Co. Fourth-generation owner Jim Graziano starts his version in the standard way by building the sandwich on a crusty Italian bun. He layers on the meats and cheese (Genoa salami, hot sopressata, prosciutto and provolone), but then ups the ante with the addition of Roman-style artichokes, basil and lettuce dressed in red wine vinegar. A squirt of truffle-mustard vinaigrette ties it all together with a touch of bright acidity. Read the full article here.

We have new temporary store hours. J.P. Graziano is now open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm.