I’m not really sure the United States military (when it was developing the technology to transfer vital information around, thus laying the groundwork for the internet) considered I would be using this technology to hunt down Star Wars collectibles, roller derby leagues, and different restaurants to eat Italian beef sandwiches.
Regardless, the internet introduced me to Roselli’s Pizza. Founded in the mid-90s, Roselli’s has developed quite a decent and loyal following, if my Facebook friends are any indication. It was at another location a few miles South but moved to 106th & Michigan Road about 2 years ago. I enjoy taking a little of the beef off the sandwich to test the texture. The beef was a bit dry, not too dissimilar to Fat Dans. The giardiniera appears to be Supremo Italiano. The bread was a Turano French bread. I’m not sure what really constitutes Turano French bread, but I can say it does not hold up to broth well. They dipped the sandwich and also had a cup of broth on the side. While I still am not a big fan of broth on the side, it does give me a chance to test the qualities without having it diluted by the other sandwich elements. The broth was good, but not very substantial.
I would have to give this sandwich 2.5 out of 5 stars. I would prefer a less dry cut of beef, a bread that stands up to broth, a more punchy broth, and, as much as I enjoy Supremo Italiano, a more original giardiniera.
~Anthony Macabre Lillig