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Old 11-01-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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This is for my Chicagoan friends: I found that BJ's carries Italian Beef!! Now, there is no juice, so, you will have to make it yourself with some beef stock & Italian seasoning....BUT....it's about as close as you are gonna get here in Charlotte!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Matt's Chicago has it. It is a restaurant so other than buying it off the menu there's no other way of getting it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Matt's Chicago has it. It is a restaurant so other than buying it off the menu there's no other way of getting it.
I know about Matt's. This is at the deli, however, so, you can take it home.

It is $6.99/pound. You could make 2 very generous sandwiches out of the pound for (roughly) $4.00 apiece...figuring in the cost of of the hoagie bun & the juice...
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing :-)
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I want me some good ole Beef on Weck - if that's made around here I would love to know about it!
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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If you are looking for a Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich in Charlotte then look no further than Artful Gourmet Carryout & Catering in Matthews, NC. Chef Mike is from Chicago and has worked in some of the best restaurants there. People have said his Italian Beef is as good if not better than Portillo's! He even uses the exact same bread as Portillo's and has it shipped in every week! They also have the best burgers in the Charlotte area.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Yeah, my family is from Chicago. I have tried to make it twice here in the Charlotte area and no where near the same.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm curious. What is Italian beef?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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I'm curious. What is Italian beef?
"An Italian beef is a sandwich of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll, which originated in Chicago where its history dates back at least to the 1930s.[1] The bread itself is often dipped (or double-dipped) into the juices the meat is cooked in, and the sandwich is typically topped off with Chicago-style giardiniera (called "hot") or sauteed, green Italian sweet peppers (called "sweet")."

"Italian beef is made using cuts of beef from the sirloin rear or the top/bottom round wet-roasted in broth with garlic, oregano and spices until cooked throughout. The meat is roasted at medium heat (≤350°), which contributes to the sandwich’s famous ‘jus’ or gravy. This process can result in as much as a 45% reduction in yield. The beef is then cooled, sliced thin using a deli slicer, and then reintroduced to its reheated beef broth. The beef then sits in the broth, typically for hours."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_beef
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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"An Italian beef is a sandwich of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll, which originated in Chicago where its history dates back at least to the 1930s.[1] The bread itself is often dipped (or double-dipped) into the juices the meat is cooked in, and the sandwich is typically topped off with Chicago-style giardiniera (called "hot") or sauteed, green Italian sweet peppers (called "sweet")."

"Italian beef is made using cuts of beef from the sirloin rear or the top/bottom round wet-roasted in broth with garlic, oregano and spices until cooked throughout. The meat is roasted at medium heat (≤350°), which contributes to the sandwich’s famous ‘jus’ or gravy. This process can result in as much as a 45% reduction in yield. The beef is then cooled, sliced thin using a deli slicer, and then reintroduced to its reheated beef broth. The beef then sits in the broth, typically for hours."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_beef
Thanks for the very detailed definition.
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