Anytime a place has been around long enough that you can see signs of its age, it’s usually an indicator that it’s endured the test of time for a reason.

Such is the case with Supreme Sandwiches, which opened in 1967 and beckons visitors with its bright yellow awning and large block letters and an aesthetic that feels true to the late 1960s and early 1970s vibe that the red, mustard and cream-colored walls exuded in the dining area.

While Supreme is a humble counter-serve operation, it reminded me very much of a place in my hometown that opened seven years earlier. It was a destination that drew some of Chicago’s movers and shakers to make frequent pit stops on their trips from O’Hare Airport back into the city.

When you visit popular local destinations like Supreme, workers are keen observers and can easily pick out customers who haven’t stepped foot in their building before.

While I was guilty of being a newcomer, I already knew what I wanted, even though I had to be nudged to find the right side of the deli counter to place my order.

The hot pretzel turkey sandwich ($8.49) was a cold-cut turkey with mustard. I chose not to overload the sandwich with condiments to get a better sense of its basic elements, which were fundamentally sound in the case of the warm, soft pretzel bread and the moist, juicy turkey.

The hot pastrami was enveloped by thoroughly melted provolone cheese and mustard, which added textural depth while allowing the slightly spicy and citrusy flavor of the meat to come to the fore.

While I’m not a big fan of cold sandwiches, they are quite popular choices at Supreme, including the tuna salad, chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches on 6-inch or 9-inch French bread.

My main issue with my experience with Supreme is not a question of quality, but what may be a lack of transparency or consistency depending on how you order your sandwich. For example, if you look at the menu online before coming, which I did, you'll see a range of prices that start at $1.99 and cap out at $6.35 for a single sandwich, not including any combos with a side and drink.

If you look at Supreme’s listed prices and availability of certain menu items on delivery apps, you’ll see three different menus on UberEats, DoorDash and Grubhub.

Should a 9-inch pastrami sandwich ($8.48) cost the same as a 6-inch turkey sandwich? I’m skeptical, but I’ll let the market have the final say on this question.

While I’m happy to pay to support local businesses during a pandemic and difficult economic circumstances, I could understand if other customers were confused or discouraged by the lack of uniformity across Supreme’s menus and I hope this is something the business will address soon.

Supreme Sandwiches

Address: 2752 W. T.C. Jester Blvd.

Dining Options: Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery, takeout

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Entree prices: $2.69-$9.99

Kid-friendly: Yes

Senior discount: No

Alcohol: No

Healthy options: Tuna salad sandwich ($3.99)

Star of the show: Hot pretzel turkey

Rating: 4 out of 5 bites

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