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Inaugural Italian Beef Fest

On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, Revolution Brewing filled up with Italian Beef fans who were there to taste the best sandwiches in the business. Three Italian Beef restaurants participated - Buona Beef, the Original Mr. Beef and Al’s Beef. Italian beef —in all its giardiniera covered, juice soaked glory is a very Chicago thing and this fun new food fest celebrated it all. 
Along with tasting of the beef and brews by Revolution was an Italian Beef-eating contest and some trivia contests. There were two session and both sold out. I was as session #2 and watched the Italian-beef eating contest closely. When they called up contestants and one didn’t show, one of the others arelady seated at the table suggested that his friend, Josh from Indianapolis, join him on the stage since it was his birthday. Josh did. And he won. The event emcee was Elliot Bambrough from WGN’s Chicago’s Best.
Each beef is pretty amazing in its own right, but each is slightly different. I love how friendly the ow…

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