Le Peep is a restaurant that’s just minutes away from MBIP World Headquarters but I’ve never been in there. The main reason is their hours are kind of opposite of mine. They open early in the morning around six and then shut down a little after two in the afternoon. While I do get up early some days, I’m always working on my blog or other things and don’t usually step foot out of the MBIP World Headquarters until the afternoon. Well, this week I thought I’d adjust my schedule a little bit and go and have our 41st sandwich at Le Peep. So here we go venturing out into Peoria early in the afternoon! Adjust your eyeballs for that rotten sunshine and let’s hit the road to Le Peep!
See, I told you it was close by, we’re here already! It’s in this strip of stores on University right before you get to Pioneer Park. It’s right down from our friends at Kevin Kelly Jewelry!
Let’s go in and see what the mysterious Le Peep is all about! I walked in and was surprised at how big it was inside. I was met at the front station by Jake, who told me I could sit anywhere, so I decided to sit at this front counter. We’ll take a look around in here in a minute, but first say hello to our server for the day, Teresa! Hello Teresa! I love her smile and rockabilly hair-do, very cool!
I was planning on having some sort of breakfast sandwich because I thought all they served in here was breakfast, but Teresa told me there’s a whole selection of sandwiches on the menu, check it out! There’s a half a dozen combination sandwiches and four types of chicken sandwiches listed under: “Fowl Play.” Ha! And I thought I was bad with puns! Anyway, Teresa recommended the Proud Bird sandwich and it sounds very tasty, so that’s what I ordered. Now we can take a look around in here while it’s being prepared.
As I said, it’s a lot more spacious than I thought it was in here. The outside of the place is a little misleading. There’s tables behind the counter and a dining room opposite those. Then there’s a room tucked in the corner behind that dining room and an elevated dining area over opposite that room! I guess people do venture out before the afternoon, maybe I should start leaving my place earlier...naaaahhh!
This cracks me up, it’s the "worst seat in the house" because it’s right next to the kitchen and you can hear all the clickity-clack back here. They told me that if you sit here, you get a free order of Gooey Buns. I’ll have to come back and try this out, stay tuned for that! And yes, there’s a Gooey Buns joke in there somewhere, but I’m not going near it! I’m guessing it may show up in Chad Wallace’s daily haiku in the comments section, check back and find out! Anyway, I like the view from back here, you can see the whole restaurant in all of its glory!
And speaking of glory, I love this stained glass piece of art with the Le Peep logo on it that hangs up in the front. And check out the plaque on the wall over here, they won First Place in the PJ Star’s “Best Breakfast” entree from the “Best Of” thingy that they do every year.
Meanwhile, back at the front counter...
It’s soup time! The sandwiches come with salad or soup, so I thought I’d try a cup of the French Onion soup. It was so good! It had just the right amount of cheese and bread in it and it wasn’t too salty the way some onion soup is. Teresa told me that it’s made fresh daily. If you’re a French Onion soup fan, this is reason enough to get up early and try out Le Peep! But, as good as that was, we’re here for something else...
A sandwich and here’s Teresa with this week’s choice, the Proud Bird.
This sandwich consists of a chicken breast, Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions, peppers. sliced tomato and lettuce. And it’s served on a freshly toasted hoagie roll. It looks so good, time to dig in!
Well, digging in is easier said than done in this case! This sandwich is so huge, I can’t pick it up without it spilling all over me! So to avoid a mess...
I surrendered to the fork and knife and ate it that way! This sandwich is so good! I’ll be honest and thought that I’d just have some sort of breakfast sandwich and it would be okay, but this is one fabulous and tasty sandwich! The chicken is cut up into big chunks and it’s really juicy. There’s so much of the creamy and rich Wisconsin cheddar cheese, the chicken is literally swimming in it! The mushrooms, onions and peppers add a nice variety of flavors and consistency to the sandwich and it is so good! I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised and I will be getting up early another day to return and sample more of the food here! Thanks to Teresa, Jake and everyone at Le Peep for a wonderfully tasty sandwich on this 41st week into our Year In The LIfe Of A Sandwich tour! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
Four Dagwood Bumsteads—This is one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve ever had in my life! I’m definitely coming back and when I do I’m sitting in the "worst seat" in this place! Free Gooey Buns for me...take it away, Chad Wallace! No pressure now!
7501 N. University Street - Suite 130
Related Posts: A Year In The LIfe Of A Sandwich @ Jubilee Cafe, Subway, The Dublin Pub, Pottstown Meat & Deli, Whitey’s BBQ, W.E. Sullivan’s, The Hungry Moose, TNT’s Sports Bar & Grill (East Peoria Location), Adams Street Cafe & Catering, Panaderia Ortiz Bakery, Cayenne, Bellevue Tap, Pioneer Smokehouse, Childers Eatery In Junction City, Arby’s, The Chef And The Baker, 4th & Goal Grill, No Wake Zone, Agatucci’s, The Downtown Diner in Morton, The Exchange in Delavan, Big Behm’s Sports Bar & Grill, Chick-Fil-A, Jimbo’s Jumbo, Grandpa John’s Rib Shack, Khaki Jack’s, Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern, Green Gables Bar And Grill, Kenny’s Westside Pub, No Wake Zone, Picco’s Pit Bar-B-Que And Steakhouse, The Fox Pub, Leonardo’s/La Gondola, Castle’s Patio Inn, Kuchie’s On The Water, The 50’s Diner, Donnelly’s Pub, The Mix Sandwich Works, Nacho Mama’s and Jim's Steakhouse.