Dining and food culture in Chicago

The Beef Issue: An exploration of the socio-cultural anthropology of Italian Beef

Italian Beef, Mt. Greenwood, Portage Park, River West, South Lawndale No Comments »

johnniesitalian-menuBy Thomas Barbee, Laura Castellano, Tom Lynch, Michael Nagrant, Sarah Nardi and Andy Seifert

After  a weekend of ice storms, we like to remind ourselves of the reasons we love Chicago. And few things make Chicago finer than its native sandwich, the Italian Beef, an offering so ubiquitous around here that ex-pats are usually amazed to discover that it’s an “only-in-Chicago” thing. In that spirit, we offer up a bite of the city’s best beefs. Read the rest of this entry »