It’s National Sandwich Day, which seems like a good enough excuse as any for Kevin Powell and Michael Piff to geek out over their favorites.

What makes or breaks a great sandwich? What is the first thing you look for on the menu at a deli or sandwich shop? What are the places that come to mind first when you think of the BEST sandwiches in Chicago? Is a hot dog a…nevermind. That’s a debate for another day.

Also joining the Chicago’s Very Own Eats podcast is Sean Young from Mission Zero Hundred Hours to talk about this weekend’s Saluting With Smoke Festival & Fundraiser in Yorkville! At Raging Waves Waterpark (that’s right) on November 4th and 5th, the festival opens up the world of competitive BBQ to the public. Sean tells Kevin and Michael about their MZHH Battle of the Branches, their KCBS Competitor Series competition, and what the whole event is all about. For more info, go to and watch the event on the Mission Zero Hundred Hours Facebook page.

LISTEN below and join the conversation with Kevin and Michael on Twitter at @KPowell720  and @Mike_Piff03!

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