Rating a Chicago Italian beef sandwich will always be subjective. No two Chicagoans ever agree. The sandwich is a system, which includes the beef, the spicing(gravy), the peppers, the giardiniera, and the bread. I've always been a fan of Johnnie's on North Avenue. Not being a giardiniera fan, Johnnie's sweet peppers make my tail wag at high rates of speed. Give me a combo with sweet peppers, soaked, any time. And, don't forget the Italian ice!
post edited by chicagostyledog - 2009/02/14 14:46:50