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Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu

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Thinly sliced Italian beef ©2015 Windy City Pizza and BBQ
Italian beef sandwiches are a staple of Chicago, in the same way that cheesesteaks represent the great city of Philadelphia. The Italian beef sandwich originated in the Windy City – historians date the sandwich’s inception to the 1930s. Today, vendor carts, local fast food chains, and nearly all Italian-style restaurants offer some variation of this classic sandwich. A 1999 History Channel documentary on specialty foods highlighted the Italian beef sandwich as a quintessential American product. Continue reading Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu