Sandwiches define great cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit (if a hot dog counts). Cleveland is no exception.
Yet, other than that corned beef on its outskirts, our downtown has lacked a great sanguine lately. Maybe an outsider knew what we lacked. Since opening this year, Buffalo native chef Kevin O’Connell has built a following by bringing fine dining panache to chef-driven sandwiches like the Little Havana ($17) with smoked ham, pork belly, pickles and Swiss cheese on planchaa pressed roll.
It’s paid off, as the chef plans to open spots in the Ernest and Young building and Tower City by 2023. clevelandsandwichco.com