Berwyn’s Best Combo 2015
Grab a stack of napkins and a bib and join us on a journey to find Berwyn’s Best combination Italian beef and Italian sausage sandwich. Affectionately known as the “combo” in the Chicago area, this native food has its origins with the Italian beef, a sandwich containing thinly sliced, seasoned roast beef cooked and served in its own juices and nestled inside a spongy Italian roll. The sandwich is often topped off with sautéed sweet peppers or hot giardiniera. Cheese may be offered as an optional extra. Chicago’s own Al’s #1 Italian Beef restaurant claims to have created this Midwestern delicacy in 1938 to help limited stocks of meat go further during the Depression era. Though it is not known when Italian sausage was added to the mix, the combo has become a dynamic duo in the hearts, minds and stomachs of locals and visitors alike.
You helped us find the TOP 5 COMBOS in Berwyn. Now it’s time to vote again to help us find the #1 BEST COMBO. Your votes will be combined with a group of local judges who will participate in a single taste-test event. For more information about Round 1 go here. Round 2 voting ends on October 1st:
The Top 5 Berwyn’s Best Combo Contestants are:
|Big Guys Sausage Stand
Combo: All homemade combo features a grilled-to-perfection Italian sausage topped with 1/3 pound of their mouthwatering Italian beef on French bread lightly dipped in gravy. Sandwich is topped with charbroiled sweet peppers and a flavorful hot giardiniera.
Try it: One size only: $8.95. Add sweet or hot giardiniera for $0.50Make it a meal: Add $2.75 for fries and fountain drink
Combo: A perfectly grilled Italian sausage tucked inside French bread then topped with a generous mound of their thinly sliced, perfectly seasoned homemade Italian beef. Sandwich is topped with hot giardiniera and sweet peppers. It is served lightly dipped in gravy.
Try it: 6 inch: $5.95. Add sweet peppers or hot giardiniera for $0.50 eachMake it a meal: Add $2.75 for fries and fountain drink
Combo: All-natural Italian beef made from their original family recipe with Italian sausage on just-baked Italian bread. Sandwich is topped with hot giardiniera and sweet peppers and lightly dipped in gravy.
Try it: 7 inch: $6.50. Add sweet peppers or hot giardiniera for $0.50 eachMake it a meal: Add $3.00 for your choice of a side and fountain drink
Combo: A grilled Italian sausage topped with their homemade Italian beef on Italian bread with easy gravy. Sandwich is topped with a mix of sweet and hot peppers.
Try it: One size only: $9.50 includes sandwich and fries
Combo: A char-grilled Italian sausage topped with a thin sliced heap of their time-honored, homemade Italian beef on Italian bread with easy gravy. Sandwich is topped off with their unique hot giardiniera blended from 15 herbs and spices as well as sweet peppers.
Try it: One size only: $7.05Make it a meal: Add $1.25 for fries and a fountain drink