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Italian Beef Sandwich

Hector’s Deli

Steve Dolinsky asserts that Italian Beef, not pizza, best represents Chicago. This staple, born out of necessity in the early 20th century, consists of thinly sliced slow-cooked lean beef on French bread soaked in gravy, typically served with peppers and Italian pickles. Hector's Deli in Australia pays homage to this Chicago classic with its own version, featuring a secret seasoning mix, sourdough hoagies, horseradish mayonnaise, and provolone cheese.