Johnnie’s Beef

Friday for the Foodies: Johnnie’s Beef

Recently, I took a foodie trip to Chicago with a couple of friends, one of whom was born and raised there. One of the things that the two non-Chicagoans on the trip requested was a legendary food place in Chicago that we may not have gone to if we had not been with a local. The place my friend selected was Johnnie’s Beef in Elmwood Park Illinois.

(Photo taken by me)

[Photo taken the day I ate here]

We each had a beef and sausage combo with hot and sweet peppers followed by a homemade lemon Italian Ice. The moistness of the beef, paired with the hot sausage and both hot & sweet peppers was just an explosion of flavor that I had not gotten from many dishes in a long time. This sandwich upon the first bite immediately vaulted itself into becoming one of my top 3 favorite sandwiches I crave and consider the best around. The other two in case you are curious are Tony Luke’s Cheesesteak with whiz, hot peppers, sautéed onions and The Millburn Deli‘s Monster Joe with Corned Beef, Pastrami and Swiss. READ ON for this week’s links…

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