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Al's #1 Italian Beef
Legend has it that Al’s invented the original Italian beef in 1938, and while that legend might have been started by Al’s, it’s still a perfect sandwich. It will come on fluffy bread packed with slices of beef marinated in more than just the usual pepper and garlic. The secret spice recipe is definitely hidden in a tungsten safe, and probably surrounded by a moat of their bright orange jus. Order a cup of this liquid gold (a must for dunking), so you can control the structural integrity of your sandwich. Don’t bother with the other locations—go to the one on Taylor Street. That’s where they marinate and roast their beef, and we believe in getting Al’s straight from the source.
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