The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be famous.

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be famous.

Somewhere in Chicago a telephone rings…

“Hi Cheryl, it’s Ethel! Guess what?”

“What now, Ethel?”

“I found a place!”

“Okay?  Found a place for what?”

“A butcher shop! It’s in University Village.”

“You do know they sell meat at the Jewel, Ethel. Why would I want to go all the way to Little Italy to buy meat?”

“Well you drag me to Maxwell Street to get pork chop sandwiches, and Luigi’s is right near by.”

“I don’t have to drag you, Ethel, you love to go!  And, always have to bring back a load of useless crap. What’s so special about this Luigi?”

“I found out he invented the pork chop sandwich! That’s where you get the right kind of pork chops, and I bet we can get the recipe.”

“Dammit, Ethel! I just made soup, but now my mouth is watering for a pork chop.”

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pork chop sand

If your mouth is watering like Cheryl’s, you can make your own ‘Chicago style pork chop sandwich’… Here’s a recipe: PORK CHOP SANDWICH

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Here’s one for Mondays Finish the Story by Barbara Beacham.  It’s based on the photo she provides and the first line of the story, which I used as the caption of the photo to start the story.  I was going to say he was a butcher, but my friend Eric at MOMUS NEWS used that (and his story is a good one, check it out), so I made Luigi famous.  The Maxwell Street pork chop sandwiches are pretty famous… actually invented by Jimmy Stefanovic.

To read other MFTS stories on this photo… 

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I thought I’d share this with my friends at Yeah Write hanging out at the Moonshine still.  Those living in Chicago will know what I’m talking about.

You can read other stories there…

20 responses

  1. I want a bite of that sandwich! HUNGRY! Thanks for adding to the story board Ted with another fine tale. 🙂 Be well… ^..^

  2. That’s a lot of meat on a tiny little bun! But it looks good. Great story Ted!

  3. Wow.. a great story and a recipe!!!! Now this is how to respond to a writing prompt!! love pork sandwiches… making this week!! No wonder the girls like to go to Maxwell Street!

  4. Yummy!!! Loved the story Ted.

  5. I was curious Ted to see if the bone was left in the sandwich and it is….I guess you eat around it?? Enjoyed your take on Luigi.

    1. I found that odd the first time I had one.

  6. I enjoyed your take on the prompt! It was fun to read!

  7. Seeing that picture, now my mouth’s watering! And it’s only 0840.

  8. Pork chop sandwich eh? It’s too bad, I’d prefer a roast beef sandwich. 🙂

  9. Liked the conversation.

  10. Yummy sandwich. Yummy tall tale. Hope it isn’t a pig’s.

  11. That pork chop sandwich looks very nice… yum. An enjoyable story with a good use of dialogue. 🙂

  12. Sounds so tasty.. though I’m full at the moment.. 🙂

  13. Reading it made me hungry all of a sudden. Nice story!

  14. Ted! Great to see you on the grid. Welcome back to yeah write! I am adding this to my list of reasons to someday visit Chicago, by the way. 🙂

  15. Now you made me hungry for a sandwich like that, Ted. Those ladies are always funny. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

  16. I’m in Chicago and I almost know what you’re talking about. You’ve almost convinced me to eat pork again.

    1. Maxwell Street Market is a little different from when I lived in Chicago 25 years ago. But the PorkChopSandwich booths will be there… at least have a bite.

  17. Francesca Smith | Reply

    That is a lot packed into such a small area. The dialogue is funny!

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