brschwartz wrote:I have tasted a lot of italian beef in the Chicago area and have to say Johnnie's Beef in either Arlington Heights or Chicago is the best. A close second would be Mr.Beef on Orleans. Luke's beef is decent but hit or miss, a lot of times its seasoned, other times its not.
Also Johnnie's has a great sausage, prob almost as good as the beef.
Mike G wrote:How is the Arlington Heights Johnnies? First off, I'm not a huge beef fan so I'm not the ultimate judge of such things. But it struck me as a very close simulacrum of the original, and at least as close as the Al's in Rosemont is to Al's. So... you could do a lot worse.
J&C Bombacigno's - 558 W. Van Burean I would go there every other week (I had the jukebox in the place and it is a really good Italian joint.
stevez wrote:They keep short hours, but they are still wide open at lunch.
AlanHenry wrote:Where-oh-where is the nearest good beef (if there is any nearby)?
I would only go there after they closed the kitchen
at the "Bucket of Suds" 3121 n Cicero.
The best bar ever! Closed about 5 yrs ago.
bob kopczynski wrote:Have I finally come across another old regular from Bucket O Suds (BOS)? Probably the most legendary bar in chicago, mainly due to the PT Barnum of bartenders, Joe Danno. I first met Joe and his sister Fina in 1973 and we became fast friends up until his last day in business some years ago.
This is a place that deserves its own thread,even though it is long gone. Real italian kitchen cooking and home made hard liquor!!! If there are any other old BOS'rs out there let me know and we can start a thread to figure out the recipe for elixer of lucifer.
bob kopczynski wrote: If there are any other old BOS'rs out there let me know and we can start a thread to figure out the recipe for elixer of lucifer. Bob
bob kopczynski wrote:If there are any other old BOS'rs out there let me know and we can start a thread to figure out the recipe for elixer of lucifer.
deke rivers wrote:how is the Johnnies in Arlington Heights compared to the one one in Chicago?
LAZ wrote:I've been to the Arlington Heights location numerous times and haven't noticed this problem. Has anyone else seen this?
At both locations, I typically order the combo, though; the sausage might cover up any extra oiliness in other parts of the sandwich.
I'm supremely grateful that the AH location is there.
7500 North Ave., Elmwood Park 708/452-6000
1935 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights 847/357-8100