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The Wall of Weird Sandwiches at Little Louie's

Why order a hot dog when you can have a fowler?

There are two menus at Little Louie's at 1342 Shermer Rd. in Northbrook — one with standard burgers and hot dogs and everything else you would expect from a fast food joint. The other menu is less typical, offering items called McLovin, Ace Ventura and La Bubba Rosa. 

The weird wall of sandwiches at Little Louie's has about 20 different items inspired by flavors, movies and whatever else might be on owner Peter Weiss's mind at the time. 

"Everything that up there is good and it sells," Weiss said. "Some people come in and just order off the wall." 

The 45-year-old business hasn't always offered quirky, movie-inspired sandwiches. Weiss came up with the idea after he bought the restaurant 15 years ago. 

"I'm all about flavors," Weiss said. "Everyone's looking for something new." 

Although Weiss bought the restaurant right out of college, he says he has been cooking his whole life. And even though the Big Ern McCrackin (gyros, sour kraut, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo on garlic bread) might not reinvent the world of fast food sandwiches, the unusual items don't last long if no one eats them. 

"I change it up monthy," Weiss said. "Things that don't sell get pulled." 

Gil Sharon November 23, 2012 at 01:16 PM
In yet another brilliant journalistic coup, Deerfield Patch writes a whole article about an establishment who most likely paid for this advertising, and yet FORGETS TO GIVE THE ADDRESS OF THE PLACE. Great work.
DumbGil November 23, 2012 at 01:42 PM
It would be really difficult for you to google "little Louie's" and figure it out.
Jamie November 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
1342 Shermer Road, Northbrook. I highly recommend the Jeffrey!
Gil Sharon November 23, 2012 at 03:31 PM
You miss the point (and thanks for the ad hominem attack, as well -- very mature of you); good journalism (or even advertising) would indicate that perhaps not everyone reading the article is aware of the location of the restaurant being discussed. If Patch wants to be seen as a a professional news organization and not a loose collection of amateur bloggers, they need to step up their game.
Amazed November 23, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I grew up in Northbrook, so I know where this place is. But no one else does. To write an article about it and not mention it's location is really bad journalism, at best. Aside from the lack of details, this article also does nothing to express the Little Louie's experience either. Really useless article. Too bad for Little Louie's.
Amazed November 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
That's beside the point. An article is about informing others. Not sending their readers on a search for facts.
Stan Golovchuk (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Little Louie's did not pay for this article, nor did anyone from Deerfield Patch write it. It was all me, people.
Tony Schor November 23, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Variety and quality two amazing attributes at Little Louie's!
MARK SOLOMON November 23, 2012 at 06:38 PM
SERIOUSLY GUYS - THE PLACE IS A NORTHBROOK INSTITUTION YOU CAN'T FIND AN ITEM ON THE MENU THAT YOU WON'T LIKE TRY THE SANCHO SPECIAL - DON'T KNOW WHO SANCHO IS BUT HE SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT GUY!! IF YOU NEED MORE DETAILS THAN THE PATCH OFFERS SUBSCRIBE TO CRAIN'S - GET A LIFE!! GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT A GREAT JOINT!!
Moe @ the Buck November 24, 2012 at 02:39 PM
My favorite is the dirty Sanchez, Inspired by Mr Sanchez himself.

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