New Hope for Italian Beef in SF -- Tony's
Just went to the soft opening of Tony's Coal Fired Pizza and Slice House in North Beach (next to Tony's Pizza, sort of their annex I guess) and had the Italian Beef. In the past there have been a few threads about where to get this Chicago favorite in SF, and I think the favorite was somewhere in Vallejo. I'm no expert, but so far this is the best one I've had -- nice rare, very thin cut beef with the au jus type of sauce and slightly spicy giardinera, on a very soft roll, served to go in one of those foil lined paper bags. They ask if you want it dipped, wet or soaked (I think those were the choices). Lots of other good looking stuff on their meu, aside from the whole pizzas, slices and calzones, there are some NY style sandwiches. Looks to be an interesting addition to North Beach. I believe the actual opening is some time this coming week.