Italian beef is sliced thin and slathered in au jus, an homage to the way its creator drooled all over his pencil-thin mustache when inventing it in his mind. Marvel at the messily delicious fruits of his labor with today’s Groupon: for $74, you get a party meal for 9 to 12 people (a $136 value) from Al’s Italian Beef and Nancy’s Pizza in Park Ridge. This party package includes:
- Two medium stuffed pizzas with cheese and four toppings, excluding chicken breast
- One pound of Italian beef
- Eight precut buns and servings of provolone cheese for sandwiches
- Two servings of hot peppers and two servings of sweet peppers
- Three 2-liter sodas
- Two heater cans and one stand for beef
- 20 paper plates, cups, lids, forks, knives, straws, and napkins<p>
Dishing the same stellar recipes since 1938, Al’s allies cunningly sliced Italian beef with the deep-dish deliciousness of Nancy’s Pizza to stuff bellies at wintertime parties. Selected as one of the Best Sandwiches in America by Esquire Magazine in 2008, the signature italian beef anchors a spread of sandwich makings, including traditional hot and sweet peppers to add spice to steak-laden buns or an element of danger to holiday get-togethers, Super Bowl parties, or the family’s annual food fight. Teeth sink beneath the cheese-stuffed crust of a pizza sprinkled with four toppings chosen from among a hefty list of pie enhancers such as kalamata olives, pineapple, and shrimp. A stand holds a tray of food over the fiery breath of heater cans designed to keep the feast simmering while conversations run their course and the assembled children perform their new play, Thanksgiving 2: Turkey’s Revenge.
The stuffed pizza. It's a marvel of taste engineering that has swept through pizzerias nationwide, but only one city can claim the original overloaded pie. Picture it: Chicago, 1971. Italian immigrants Nancy and Rocco Palese, owners of Guy's Pizza, begin experimenting with recipes beyond their traditional thin crust. In his quest to innovate, Rocco remembers the family recipe for scarciedda, an Easter specialty cake perfected by his own mother. With a few tweaks, he turns that homeland favorite into the stuffed pizza—now a staple among the pizza industry.
By 1974, the Paleses expanded their empire to include Nancy's Pizza, which still serves Rocco's signature pie today. Nancy's Pizza now reaches far beyond its original Chicagoland borders, all the way to Atlanta and California, with plans to expand further. Diners across the country can sink their teeth into the shop's signature pies. When they do, they'll taste the wholesome dough and savory toppings that have earned best pizza accolades from publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Pizza Magazine.
85% of 480 customers recommend
“its different than the one in niles so be ready for same but slightly different”
“The very best both ultra thin and stuffed!!”
“A clean family friendly place with great service at an affordable price.”