Guess they weren't kidding about that whole "#1" thing.(photo: Unbreaded)
The locals have spoken: Al's Beef is Chicago's favorite Italian-beef purveyor. At least, that's according to NBC Chicago's latest "Golden Local Debate," which pitted Al's against its longtime rival, Mr. Beef. In yet another blow to Jay Leno's favorite spot, Al's carried the vote by a nearly three-to-one margin.
The local chain will celebrate by offering its award-winning sandwiches for just $1 each on Wednesday. You only get one per customer, and peppers and cheese will cost extra, but it still seems like a pretty good deal.