After our Chicago trip, I realized there was a place downtown that serves Chicago style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. That place is called Hank’s Juicy Beef.
Here’s the run down:
The hot dog is great. A fine representation of the Chicago dog.
Nice and plump too.
The Italian beef sandwich is on par with Portillo’s, which was my favorite of the trip. The giardiniera had both celery and carrots in it, and the sliced peppers were added in for the spicy version.
We added some provolone to it as well. The only down side was the bread. It was a little stale. I guess that’s why you get it dipped, and continue to dip it into the jus cup that they provide.
We also tried their sweet Italian sausage sandwich. This was great as well. Same deal with the bread though.
Curly fries for the finish!
I definitely recommend giving this place a try.
HANK’S JUICY BEEF
84 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007