Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House, SF (Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich)
I'd like to read some reports on Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House, SF. Suppose to be on the only coal-fired oven in Northern Calif, slices are East Coast-style. Closes at 11pm.
Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches "as big as a Mission burrito, the bread piled high with thinly shaved coal-roasted beef, topped w/ giardiniera, a pickled vegetable salad. Get it Spicy"
Pei's blog post with pic:
1556 Stockton St
The sandwich is indeed huge - I had their standard beef sandwich. It doesn't quite compare to the beef sandwiches I had in Chicago, mainly because the beef wasn't sliced thinly enough. Perhaps you can request extra thin slices of beef. I would also recommend getting one of the juicier versions, since you can request the level of wetness. Worth a try although I still prefer the cheesesteaks at Buster's when deliberating between the two north beach beef sandwich options.
I forgot to mention, their meatballs are excellent. They are available at both the restaurant as well as the slice house. The best thing about the slice house is that it's easier to get an order of the meatballs to go. The next item I'd like to try is their pastrami sandwich. If anyone has tried this, please post!