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  • Post #31 - January 12th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    Post #31 - January 12th, 2019, 1:25 pm Post #31 - January 12th, 2019, 1:25 pm
    Ram4 wrote:
    lsher wrote:Try a great beef in Arlington Heights.

    http://bigangeseatery.com/
    This place looks pretty good. Is the beef made in house?

    The place is very good. Not sure of the provenance of their beef, though. I suppose you could call and ask. Either way, based on my experience there, I'm sure it's well curated.

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  • Post #32 - January 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm
    Post #32 - January 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm Post #32 - January 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm
    Didn't see either Nottoli's. Am I blind?
  • Post #33 - January 12th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Post #33 - January 12th, 2019, 4:27 pm Post #33 - January 12th, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Gazing at the document, the shacks that I know are closed, but which are not indicated as such, are
    • 15 =Al's Beef 1300 N. Milwaukee
    • 16 = Joe Boston's Italian Beef 2932 W. Chicago
    • 53 = Murphy's Red Hots 1211 W. Belmont
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #34 - January 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
    Post #34 - January 14th, 2019, 9:11 am Post #34 - January 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
    pudgym29 wrote: Gazing at the document, the shacks that I know are closed, but which are not indicated as such, are
    • 15 =Al's Beef 1300 N. Milwaukee
    • 16 = Joe Boston's Italian Beef 2932 W. Chicago
    • 53 = Murphy's Red Hots 1211 W. Belmont


    Also, UB Dogs, which took the IB off the menu years ago as well.
  • Post #35 - January 14th, 2019, 9:21 am
    Post #35 - January 14th, 2019, 9:21 am Post #35 - January 14th, 2019, 9:21 am
    JoelF wrote:One of my quests is to find a beef place with fresh cut fries. Any suggestions?


    Didn't see Mr. D's on Diversey Very good beef and the best fresh cut fries
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  • Post #36 - January 18th, 2019, 9:49 am
    Post #36 - January 18th, 2019, 9:49 am Post #36 - January 18th, 2019, 9:49 am
    adipocere wrote:Didn't see either Nottoli's. Am I blind?

    Hi, I have had bad luck with Nottoli’s because every time I have gone there they have been closed, but it’s on my list.
    pudgym29 wrote: Gazing at the document, the shacks that I know are closed, but which are not indicated as such, are
    • 15 =Al's Beef 1300 N. Milwaukee
    • 16 = Joe Boston's Italian Beef 2932 W. Chicago
    • 53 = Murphy's Red Hots 1211 W. Belmont

    Thanks! I’ll update.
    Marshall K wrote:
    JoelF wrote:One of my quests is to find a beef place with fresh cut fries. Any suggestions?

    Didn't see Mr. D's on Diversey Very good beef and the best fresh cut fries

    I will check it out.

    This promises to be a cold and snowy weekend so we’d better stock up on calories for, you know, survival. I’ll try to hit a couple of the new LTH suggestions on Saturday.
  • Post #37 - January 18th, 2019, 9:57 am
    Post #37 - January 18th, 2019, 9:57 am Post #37 - January 18th, 2019, 9:57 am
    pudgym29 wrote: One element I do not glimpse is the definition of “Standard” in 'Giard Type'. Could you please inform us? [/color]

    Sure thing. There are a handful of giardinera subtypes, and "standard" is by far the most common. Basically it's like the kind you get at Johnnie's - serrano, celery, carrot, cauliflower, olive, all suspended in oil. "Standard fresh" is the same mix but which seems to be more freshly made in-house, rather than coming out of a foodservice jar (but that's just based on my impression).
  • Post #38 - January 18th, 2019, 10:05 am
    Post #38 - January 18th, 2019, 10:05 am Post #38 - January 18th, 2019, 10:05 am
    lougord99 wrote:
    ld111134 wrote:The map doesn’t seem to work on my iPad. Anyone else have the same issue?


    Put your finger on the link and hold it there until a menu appears. Tap on ‘Open in new tab’ and the map will open in a new tab and it will work. If you simply tap on the link, it will not work.


    Thanks! The map and spreadsheet are marvelous resources for any Italian beef lover.

    Are there any plans to update the map on an ongoing basis to keep it current (e.g. Joe Boston’s and the Al’s Beef on Milwaukee Avenue are both closed)? Maybe it can be done as a Wiki, with the community editing the map and spreadsheet when a joint is verifiably closed.
  • Post #39 - January 18th, 2019, 11:57 am
    Post #39 - January 18th, 2019, 11:57 am Post #39 - January 18th, 2019, 11:57 am
    Ram4 wrote:
    lsher wrote:Try a great beef in Arlington Heights.

    http://bigangeseatery.com/
    This place looks pretty good. Is the beef made in house?


    The Italian beef is sourced from Serrelli's on W North Ave.
  • Post #40 - January 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    Post #40 - January 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm Post #40 - January 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    Yeah, when I went there, the IB was ok. But, they had home smoked pastrami as a special that day. Now that was good. The tri-tip sandy looked good also. Fries were solid.
  • Post #41 - January 21st, 2019, 10:58 am
    Post #41 - January 21st, 2019, 10:58 am Post #41 - January 21st, 2019, 10:58 am
    I'm not sure that Frannie's is truly fresh cut fries. I believe they use E-Z Spuds. It's been a few years since I've been there but they used to have a small neon sign from them. With that said, the fries are great and one of the high points of any meal there.
  • Post #42 - January 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Post #42 - January 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm Post #42 - January 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Excellent work indeed! I appreciate that you seem to have a wider acceptance of different giardineras than I do. I've never been a big fan of the celery heavy version found at Al's and it somewhat clouds my appreciation of their beef (which I still think is excellent), whereas I like the more traditional type found at places like Bob-O's, which I also rank very highly (and yes, awesome fresh cut fries). Yet you find a way to rank them both very high despite this.

    Thanks for the great work -- I definitely plan to use this in my travels around the area (and fortunately I won't have to find out how that Sears beef really tastes ;)).
  • Post #43 - January 21st, 2019, 2:21 pm
    Post #43 - January 21st, 2019, 2:21 pm Post #43 - January 21st, 2019, 2:21 pm
    midas wrote: I believe they use E-Z Spuds. It's been a few years since I've been there but they used to have a small neon sign from them. With that said, the fries are great and one of the high points of any meal there.
    I've used E-Z Spuds, they are a terrific product. Fresh cut in 30/lb bags. Blanch in 300° oil, cold-hold on sheet trays, fry to order.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #44 - January 23rd, 2019, 4:17 pm
    Post #44 - January 23rd, 2019, 4:17 pm Post #44 - January 23rd, 2019, 4:17 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    midas wrote: I believe they use E-Z Spuds. It's been a few years since I've been there but they used to have a small neon sign from them. With that said, the fries are great and one of the high points of any meal there.
    I've used E-Z Spuds, they are a terrific product. Fresh cut in 30/lb bags. Blanch in 300° oil, cold-hold on sheet trays, fry to order.


    Thanks, I've always liked the product from the place that I know use them. I've just never seen a place that used them refer to their fries as fresh cut. Of course, I only know of 2 places that use them :D
  • Post #45 - January 23rd, 2019, 8:39 pm
    Post #45 - January 23rd, 2019, 8:39 pm Post #45 - January 23rd, 2019, 8:39 pm
    midas wrote:I've just never seen a place that used them refer to their fries as fresh cut. Of course, I only know of 2 places that use them :D
    E-Z cuts them fresh, never frozen, and delivers in 30/lb bags. I did not mean the restaurant using the product says they cut the fries fresh. Actually, now that I think of it the way I phrased it seems a little awkward.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow

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