While we were reviving last month, we decided to have a photo contest on Facebook to help generate fans and spread the good Italian Beef Loving word and start connecting all of the Italian Beef eating fans from Facebook, Twitter and around the rest of the internet. We had... Read more »

When is an Italian beef NOT an Italian beef? The answer: When it is served at a pancake house! Last year I was nursing a hangover from a party at the SciFi convention Inconjunction. Eric (Ferret Bueller/Agent Amish) was also nursing a hangover. Neither of us had much to eat,… Read more »

Big Mikes Cafe AmericanaNestled just south of 465, Big Mikes Caf Americana inhabits a spot once occupied by Linder Ice Cream. For those of you that don't remember Linders, they were (and maybe still are, somewhere) the company that pretty much introduced the world to the talents of Jim Varney's... Read more »
Jimmie the Beef Guy at Mr. Beef and Pizza
Having lunch at Mr. Beef&Pizza in Mt Prospect 1796 S Elmhurst Rd. Having it my favorite way. A combo easy hot dipped. Just met the owner Rich, by the way, the combo was very good, so keep up the good work, the place is VERY clean and super fast service... Read more »

I was talking to a friend the other day and he asked me how I came to love Italian beef sandwiches? Its a good question since I do have this odd obsession with finding the best one in the Indianapolis area. My earliest memory of Italian beef wasn’t from eating… Read more »

I must say it’s rather fun to have mine and Jimmie the Beef Guys jobs, we get to meet all the legends involved with Italian beef, from the bread, beef to the giardiniera and even with other vendors involved, like Peter from Grecian Delights. As well, we get to enjoy… Read more »

Alright Italian Beef Fans, there is lots going on in the world, we recently got the entire site completed, the Italian Beef database, All New Recipes, Video's and Photo Gallery, up and running smoothly after a crazy holiday season, so please go check it out, add,rate and/or review your favorite... Read more »

All of us here at are proud to announce and pleased to have Jimmie “The Beef Guy” join our team. Jimmie is going to be our “boots on the ground” in search of the best Italian Beef’s in the city and beyond. We are going to be letting the… Read more »

So some friends and I recently traveled down to Champagne last weekend to see the Illinois vs ASU game (good friend of mine went to ASU, BIG Italian Beef fan as well), and low and behold they were serving Italian beef at the game!!!! But what I did find at this… Read more »

As Thanksgiving nears tomorrow, we are excited to have finally launched our new website, (, so we want to give thanks to all of our fans and to all of those who have been helping us get the new site up. We would also like to thank our great nation,… Read more »

Well, Happy Labor Day to all of our Italian Beef Fans! Labor Day is a day that is set aside to honor all of the women and men that work. The United States and Canada have celebrated this holiday since 1894. Although Labor Day was created to celebrate everyone’s hard… Read more »

The men behind are neither owners nor employees of any stand, joint, cart, diner, bar, grill, or restaurant that serves Italian beef (or any other food, for that matter).We are simply individuals who appreciate and seek perfection in this delectably perfect sandwich, and we will strive to discover, evaluate,… Read more »