Labriola’s Italian Beef Sandwich Upgrades a Chicago Classic

Apr 11, 2015 585

by Nick Kindelsperger

The Italian beef stands out rightly as one of Chicago's most distinctive hometown sandwiches, a mess of gravy-soaked meat which should arrive topped with pickled giardiniera and roasted peppers.

As great as the sandwich can be, most versions are built on soft and soulless rolls that offer little flavor of their own. In contrast, Labriola Baking Company specializes in exactly the other kind of bread—distinctive, crisp loaves that are good enough to eat solo. So what happens if you build an Italian beef on really good bread?

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