A Chicago favorite for 75 yrs, Al's Beef (for Hot Italian Beef), now in San Jose The Plant - any reports?
I forgot to mention that a Chicago favorite, Al's Beef, opened up April 15, 2013 in San Jose that I read in the SJ Mercury a while back. The lean beef is suppose to be roasted w/ 19 spices & herbs, sliced paper thin & piled on a specialty roll. Also on the menu: Italian & Polish sausages, Chicago-style tamales, french fries (you can get topped w/ Gorgonzola or chili), wraps, & salads.
71 Curtner Ave at The Plant, SJ
Open daily 11am-10pm or later
Any hounds been yet?
My brother tried it. He got it dipped, said he'd probably like the beef better with cheese on it. Fries ordered well-done were fine. He also got a Polish dog. They're grilled, and William was disappointed that the Polish isn't deep-fried the way the late Chi Dog made them.
Apparently this is the first one outside of Chicagoland. Another will be opening in Las Vegas.