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Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwich?

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ForestHillsFresser Dec 7, 2009 11:15 AM

Can anyone tell me if there is a place that seels these delicious fully-dipped and overstuffed sandwiches? Or is this a business opportunity waiting to happen? If a street vendor truck would open anywhere in town, it would make a killing.

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    sjjn Dec 9, 2009 05:16 AM

    not exactly the same but they do a dipped roast beef on a bun that's supposed to be pretty good.

    Brennan & Carr
    Address: 3432 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229

    1. DaveCook Dec 24, 2009 08:49 PM

      Crooked Tail Cafe prepares a version that's not bad by my lights...

      http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

      ...but I've never been to that part of the country. The Chicago native who introduced me to these sandwiches (in a DUMBO home kitchen) maintained that the Crooked Tail version lacked some ineffable "Chicago flavor." He also visited Brennan & Carr; not worth the trip, was his verdict.

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        wanderer2575 Jul 25, 2010 05:27 AM

        Cecil Adams opined as to the reason you can't find a Chicago Beef sandwich outside Chicago:

        http://chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20...

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