I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and have always had a love for Italian Beef Sandwiches, they are my favorite, they are my passion, I like to think I am a connoisseur of the beef sandwich. Coming from Chicago birth place of the Italian Beef) I have had my fair share of these sandwiches.
As I finished my last run on the mountain, I noticed the Vienna Italian Beef sign in the window of Beavertails, I can never say no to this sandwich. As soon as I ordered this hard to find delicious beef, I immediately had buyers remorse. It seemed as if I were in a dessert shop and it was an inconvenience to make this mouth watering beast, in the midst of making hot chocolate and sugary pastries. I waited patiently and was not disappointed.
I loaded my sandwich up with Giardinara and took a seat along with my smuggled PBR to what to my surprise may have been one of the BEST Italian Beefs I have ever had! Bold statement I know, but the culmination of that deep fried pastry with the juices of the scrumptious beef, and the spices of the hot Giardinara, washed down with an ice cold beer, may make my highlight reel of joyous times in my life.
I had to share a healthy portion of this sandwich with my buddy (who also shares a love for these treasures) because it was so special and I felt the need to share the joy with him. He agreed with me that we found something great. He asked me why I wasn't going to praise the lady who made this gem of a sandwich. My answer was it must prove it self a second time.
I haven't made it back to Beavertails yet to see if this sandwich can live up to the first experience. But last night, my Friend's (same guy) mom sent out Portillos Italian Beef(a chicago staple) which I love, but we found ourselves reminiscing over that day at Beavertails.
I had my doubts, but I must let you know you guys manufacture a terrific Italian Beef! This is a hard to find sandwich living in Colorado now, but I will be back for this hidden gem.
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