For my third and final Italian beef sandwich of the Chicago trip, I tried Al’s Beef.
Portillo’s is still better. This one was nice, but just not quite up to snuff. The giardiniera here was just celery. No carrots or other pickled veggies. Also, when you ask for spicy, they just give you the celery with crushed red pepper and a bit of roasted pepper strips in it; not sliced hot peppers like both Mr. Beef and Portillo’s. I added provolone this time to mix it up.
Oh well. You live and learn. It was still enjoyable though.
169 W Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60654