RE: Great Cheesesteak in Metro Boston
I am Lucia, originally from Chicago (westsider who moved to NorthShore and now in so. CA).
We would LOVE to have REALLY good beef sandwiches. Let me tell you that you can get great beef sandwiches in CHI when you go to almost any stand on Harlem Ave. (near Irving). I was at "Moondoggies" on Milwaukee Road in Glenview. That was also decent! However, when I went back to Highwood (my growing up town) and went to Buffo's - WOW! I had an Italian beef with sweet peppers and mild Italian sausage on an Italian roll. It was BEYOND excellent.
I would recommend Buffo's for that and the Del Rio and Washington Gardens (both on Green Bay Road) for regular SUPERIOR Italian food. If you go to the Del Rio, ask for Donna or Billy. If you go to the Gardens, ask for Alex.
Vienna Beef products ARE what is THE meat product in Chicago. Kronos is what is used in the Gyros by most Greek spots.