There are rules to eating this iconic Chicago sandwich, and they go like this: First, unwrap your Italian beef (you ordered peppers on it, right?) and spread out the paper like a tablecloth. Grab your sandwich with both hands and hold it in front of you, keeping your elbows on the table. To take a bite, lean toward the sandwich; do not, under any circumstances, move the sandwich toward you. Doing so will only lead to juices spilled onto your clothes—and if you’re simultaneously working on a messy side of cheese fries (which you should be), you don’t need the added risk.
Al’s Italian Beef
|Venue name:||Al’s Italian Beef||Contact:|
169 W Ontario St
|Cross street:||between Wells St and LaSalle Blvd|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thurs 10am-midnight, Fri–Sat 10am-3am, Sun 11am-9pm|
|Transport:||Subway stop: Chicago; Grand Subway lines: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Grand Bus info: 22 Clark, 125 Water Tower Express, 156 LaSalle|
|Price:||Average main course: $6|