While we'll always love David Burke's Primehouse, when a meal needs to be quick and dirty, there's nothing better than a sandwich to get the job done — especially when bacon is involved. Along with mini swine sammies ($4 each or three for $11), this bacon-influenced eatery offers satisfying (and non-calorie friendly) salads, sides, and desserts in a to-go fashion. Our picks? Crack Snacks, crispy tortilla strips with bacon and spices. And for your sweet-yet-savory tooth, there's bacon peanut brittle to motivate you to run an extra mile or two on the treadmill. Better yet, maybe you should get out those oversized sweaters a bit early.
Burke's Bacon Bar, 610 North Rush Street (at The James); 312-660-7200.