Berwyn’s Best Round 1

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Past Berwyn’s Best Winners

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.

Berwyn’s Best Combo Contest will take place in two rounds. Round 1 includes Berwyn-based shops that agreed to take part in the contest. Establishments must offer the Italian beef and sausage “combo” sandwich on their menus and include the following:

  • Anthony’s Pizza | 6237 W Cermak Rd
  • Big Guys Sausage Stand | 7021 W Roosevelt Rd
  • Bubba’s Place | 6333 W Ogden Ave
  • Buona Restaurant | 6745 W Roosevelt Rd
  • Carla’s Place | 6838 W Windsor Ave
  • Di Nico’s Pizza & Gelato | 6627 W Roosevelt Rd
  • Lucky Dog III | 7151 W 16th St
  • Submarine | 7103 W Ogden Ave
  • Novi’s Beef | 6746 W Ogden Ave
  • Slice Factory | 6920 W Ogden Ave

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