I have had all the Italian beef spots in Chicago. Lukes, Al's, Mr. Beef on Harlem ave. Too many to name. Never would i think id find a place to give all those places a run for their money! The beef is more quality, being in Nebraska of course. The freshness of the giardiniera is straight from the garden. The slight crisp from the bread blends all the textures that make this sandwich great. If your from Chicago and are home sick, this sandwich will bring you to another world!