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Johnnie's Beef

Editors' Pick
Our Tip The celery, carrot and jalapeno giardiniera on the Italian Beefs adds just the right amount of kick to go with some excellent beef sliced to a moderate thickness.
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The Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago

The Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Chicago

I set out to sample 11 different Italian Beefs with three friends. We came with eager stomachs and a fairly wide array of experience. I've been eating the sandwiches for at least 25 years. At each stop, we each ate about three inches of a sandwich, each of which was topped with giardiniera and dipped in the thin gravy. Our goal wasn't to crown the best Italian Beef in the city—that cannot be done in just one day. Find out the results. Spoiler: it's not Al's.

Top 15 Most Popular Chicago Sandwiches of 2013

Top 15 Most Popular Chicago Sandwiches of 2013

If there is one thing you can count on us to do, it's eat sandwiches. As was the case in 2012, we ate more sandwiches than any casual observer would think possible. Yet, once again, the more we ate, the more new places popped up to keep us busy. If you have the time, check out our massive archives, but for the rest of you, take a look at the most popular sandwiches of 2013.