With my revised vote, Chickie’s last place finish is unanimous. 4 points.
Chickie’s: 2839 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL 60623 (map); 773-277-2333
Mr. Beef: 666 North Orleans Street, Chicago IL 60654 (map); 312-337-8500
Freddy’s Pizza & Gelateria
But the extra crusty roll could not handle the dunk in gravy and the thick meat was just not very flavorful. The giardineira was excellent, but the sandwich disappointed everyone. 13 points.
Scatchell's Beef & Pizza: 4700 W Cermak Rd Cicero, IL 60804 (map); 708-656-0911
Al's Beef (Franchise)
Joe Bostons Italian Beef
Joe Bostons Italian Beef: 2932 W Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60622 (map); 773-486-9536
Connie’s Beef: 7501 W Grand Ave, Elmwood Park IL 60707 (map); 708-452-6500
The Patio: 1503 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (map); 312-829-0454
Johnnie’s Beef: 7500 West North Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 (map); 708-452-6000
Al's #1 Italian Beef
Portillo's Hot Dogs
While my personal favorite was the original Al’s, Portillo’s was the clear consensus choice. It had been years since my last Beef from Portillo’s but it will be a matter of a days before my next one. 42 points.