Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Refreshing Hot Dog & An Italian Beef Sandwich

"Can a hot dog be refreshing?" you ask. Why yes, it can!

A Chicago-style hot dog is exactly that. How? Easy. No, really... it's easy. You take your typical hot dog and put it on a poppy seed bun. Add mustard, relish, freshly chopped onions, sliced ripe red tomatoes, a kosher pickle, and hot peppers...and there you have it! 

At $2.35 it's a great snack or pair to one of these...

An Italian beef sandwich - $4.49

I don't know what it is about the Italian beef sandwich that made it so good. I'm sure it was a combination of things. The bread was amazingly fresh. The outside crust has a touch of saltiness to it. The beef was so thinly sliced, I'm sure it cooked in a heartbeat. The diced onions and the peppers really added a crunch to the meal. But to top it all off we had it with extra gravy! Of course there are options to have it dry or if you're really adventurous and have a lot of napkins, they can dip the whole sandwich in gravy. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this meal after a morning of site-seeing. And it only cost us $10 for 2 hot dogs, 1 Italian beef sandwich, and a soda. If you're on a budget, this is definitely a meal to have...and even if you're not, you should have it anyway...

This meal was made enjoyable by: 

Portillo's - Chicago, Illinois
100 W. Ontario
Chicago IL 60654
Theme: 30's, 40's Gangster

I would give it 5 of 5, but I heard I had to try Al's Beef