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 Italian Beef stand, a line of ASU fans (I’m sure from Chicago) lined up to get some Italian Beef.
So being that we are “ItalianBeef.com” we had to go try their beef and find out more about how it was made. We stood in line like everyone else and got our beef. It was pre-made (packaged or rolled up already), so when we ordered it “really wet” the woman kind of looked at my buddy funny, needless to say, he had to explain to her, to have “the guy” add more juice to it. I took mine the same way to avoid any confusion that was already apparent.The bread was blah, the beef was scarce and the juice was some one’s gravy recipe. It wasn’t a good “beef” by any sorts. Crock pot beef, with some gray. Apparently the local catering company “makes their own” beef, well, they shouldn’t. They should leave that to the pro’s or get one of our good Italian Beef Recipes. Or maybe they should consider ordering in bulk from Bari or someone. Anyway supposedly they do catering for weddings etc.. and serve it all the time.
I did see a couple little guys enjoying their beef’s so I had to take some pics of one of them. I uploaded it on our YouTube Channel.
So who does have the right recipe and who does have the best beef?? that is why www.ItalianBeef.com exists is so that we can find out and get everyone’s opinion, feedback, and comments on any place, person or joint that serves Italian Beef. As such, we do not claim to have the final answer as to Who created the Italian beef? Instead, we will tip our hats to all the contenders for the title. For without them, the Italian beef sandwich would not be where it is today: in our stomachs, and in our hearts.