Italian-Beef Sandwiches, Sausages, Fries, and More at Al's Italian Beef, 234 S Wabash Ave. (Up to 30% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Clasped between thick bread slices and dripping with jus, these italian-beef sandwiches are a hearty Chicago classic

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  • $7 for $10 worth of italian-beef sandwiches, char-grilled polish sausage, and other casual food
  • $14 for $20 worth of italian-beef sandwiches, char-grilled polish sausage, and other casual food

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Al's Italian Beef

It was 1938, and America was still in the throes of the Great Depression. To make his already-well-loved roast beef last longer, sandwich-smith Al Ferrari began to slice it extra thin. Clasped between thick italian bread and dripping with gravy, Al's first sandwiches were sold in the neighborhood food stand he co-owned with his sister and her husband. Later, they opened their first eatery in Chicago's Little Italy, where they also served hot dogs, fresh cut fries, and italian and polish sausages.

The popularity of these italian-beef sandwiches has grown exponentially, and today, franchises have popped up across the country, still using the same recipe that was created in Al's kitchen all those years ago.

So what goes into Chicago's favorite sandwich?

The Bread
Al's Italian Beef sources its french rolls from Gonella Baking Co. Hearty enough to soak up gravy without falling apart, yet soft enough to remain pleasantly toothsome, the pillowy bread is the basis for each and every italian beef.

The Peppers
If you request "sweet" peppers, expect bright-green slivers of house-roasted bell peppers. An order of "hot" peppers tops sandwiches with giardiniera, celery, and bell peppers soaked in a secret seasoning blend that includes garlic and crushed red pepper. Both bring out the meat's natural flavors.

The Beef
The kitchen roasts top sirloin, then slices it so thin, you could wear it as sunglasses. It still remains flavorful and juicy.

The Gravy
This is no thanksgiving gravy, but an aromatic jus made from the roasting juices and another secret blend of spices. How much of the gravy you'd like is up to you: "regular" means the meat is swished through the gravy before it's put on the bun; "wet" sees the gravy ladled over the bread; "dipped" means the entire sandwich is dunked into the pot.

Customer Reviews

Perfect fast food and very nice staff
Zbigniew M. · October 10, 2015
I have eaten at a few different Al's beef restaurants They are all very very good
William C. · October 7, 2015
Surprisingly good polish sausage, Chicago style is real good
David C. · October 7, 2015
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    Wabash Avenue

    234 S Wabash Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60604

    +13123600022

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