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Old 01-26-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Default Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich

Moved to Austin 8 years ago and love it, but man do I miss good Italian Beef Sandwiches!

There used to be a Lucky Dog on Spicewood Springs that was decent. Heard about the one in Round Rock. Any Chicagoins out there tried it? Anything similar in South Austin?

Some of my favorite places in Chi-town:

Portillos (They ship!)
Johnny's (Elmwood Park)
Michael's (Oak Park)
Buona Beef
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Hi there. Went to Chicago for Christmas and had Portillos. Nothing better than a hot tamale on a bun. The Lucky Dog in Round Rock is quite authentic. Go check it out. They even have Chicago style pizza, thin crust.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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thanks for the reminder about Lucky Dog, folks. On my list to go to tomorrow....I forgot about that place!
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Heading up to Chi in 2 weeks - Portillos here I come!
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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Originally Posted by elduderino38 View Post
Moved to Austin 8 years ago and love it, but man do I miss good Italian Beef Sandwiches!

There used to be a Lucky Dog on Spicewood Springs that was decent. Heard about the one in Round Rock. Any Chicagoins out there tried it? Anything similar in South Austin?



Some of my favorite places in Chi-town:

Portillos (They ship!)
Johnny's (Elmwood Park)
Michael's (Oak Park)
Buona Beef
There is finally hope for all of us transplanted Chicagoans. You can now get Chicago style Italian beef seasoning on the internet. There are also recipes on how to make the sandwiches. The seasoning is available at [url=http://www.difioreseasoning.com]Italian beef,authentic Italian,Chicago,DiFiore,seasoning,no sodium,tomato,beef broth[/url]
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I recently went to Lucky Dog and I was not impressed... of course, I have only visited Chicago a few times, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about... but I found Lucky Dog to be sub par quality and over-priced.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I also had the Lucky Dog Italian beef sandwich for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Totally underwhelmed. There was no Italian seasoning or spices in the beef which is what makes an Italian beef sandwich, well, Italian.

I *might* go back to try the hot dogs.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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Default Mmmm....mmm

Ahhh...memories!

The Weiner Circle on North Clark Street near Diversey, 2:30am. Lines out to the street. Happy, buzzed people all clutching small brown paper bags with the grease from the french fries making little spots in the bag within seconds.

I liked the place on Spicwood springs, but didn't get up there often. I'n not sure if driving to the place in RR is realistic.....but if the craving gets strong enough...who knows?

Is the "make at home" recipe really that good?

In a fit of homesickness, I once tried ordering one of the frozen pizzas from Lou Malnatti's and had it fed-exed here. Perhaps it needed to be cooked in a professional oven....but my results were very dissapointing. I guess some things will have to wait for a visit back to Chi-town.

Of course, I'm sure it would be the same thing if we moved from here to Chicago....we would be pining away for Amy's Ice Cream and Maria's Taco X-press !
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Ahhh...memories!

The Weiner Circle on North Clark Street near Diversey, 2:30am. Lines out to the street. Happy, buzzed people all clutching small brown paper bags with the grease from the french fries making little spots in the bag within seconds.

I liked the place on Spicwood springs, but didn't get up there often. I'n not sure if driving to the place in RR is realistic.....but if the craving gets strong enough...who knows?

Is the "make at home" recipe really that good?

In a fit of homesickness, I once tried ordering one of the frozen pizzas from Lou Malnatti's and had it fed-exed here. Perhaps it needed to be cooked in a professional oven....but my results were very dissapointing. I guess some things will have to wait for a visit back to Chi-town.

Of course, I'm sure it would be the same thing if we moved from here to Chicago....we would be pining away for Amy's Ice Cream and Maria's Taco X-press !
Yum, Weiner Circle! If you've been there then you've likely been to Taco Burrito Palace #2 on Lincoln and Fullerton??? Best.burritos.ever. Especially at 3 a.m.

I was also a fan of Gold Coast Dogs and Demon Dogs!
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Just to set the record straight...

Chicago-style pizza is NOT by nature thin crust. It's deep-dish, as introduced by the creators at Uno's/Due's locations on East Ohio and North Wabash. I've also come to emrace Ginos, but do prefer the sausage and cheese at Uno's original location.

Thin-crust is akin to NYC-style, also cooked 'Coney Island Style,' wherein the top and crust are well done (or burned a little, as I like it). Totonnos on Coney Island started this trend and carries it out to this very day in their three Manhattan locations.


Happy Eating




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