(Picked for Italian beef sandwich for the Chicago Bears)
Heralded as one of the “Top 10 Sandwiches in America” by Esquire Magazine, Al’s is no longer a hidden gem but a living legend. Dating back to 1938, Al’s has taken dry roasted, thinly sliced beef and lets it shine in its own natural glory in their Italian beef sandwiches. The family originally began slicing their meat thin to make it last for family weddings and other events during the depression. Little did they know they were making their mark on a market that was quick to catch on to the taste of rich meat with all the added texture that the thin slicing imparts. Add a dose of the hot giardiniera and try one of their Italian sausages and you chile heads will be reeling in pleasure. Check out the original location in the heart of Chicago’s Little Italy at 1079 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois. For more on Al’s, scroll your browsers to Alsbeef.com. 312-226-4017.