Where to Get Illinois’ Classic Sandwich Order in Rockford
One of life's greatest life hacks is the ability to put some meat, cheese, or whatever really, in between two piece of bread and BAM - sandwich.
A new study just revealed "The Classic Sandwich to Order in Every State".
So what's Illinois classic sandwich order? The Italian beef, duh! Delish details -
Italian immigrants started making Italian Beef Sandwiches on Chicago’s South Side in the 1930’s. Now available everywhere in Chicago, the supposed originator is Al’s -- dry roasted beef coated in a secret blend of spices, topped with peppers inside a rich roll. You can get it “wet”, with extra meat juice poured on like gravy.
I mean, come on ... just look at it. (Heart eyes)
I actually got hypnotized by a Facebook post Portillo's made about their Italian beef ...
There's drool on my keyboard.
Portillo's is one of the best Italian beefs around. But Rockford is home to a lot of spots that have amazing Italian beefs. We asked for your suggestions and you had A LOT of suggestions. So next time you're craving an Italian beef AKA Illinois' classic sandwich order, here's where you can go in Rockford -
That's a SOLID list of suggestions. It also goes to show how much Illinoisans love their Italian beef. If you ask someone in Illinois and they don't have a go-to spot, they're probably not from here. Or maybe they just moved to the midwest, in which case, show them this list of Rockford suggestions!