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Foodielife 08-31-2016 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Mallory (Post 1280883)
It's a Chicago thing.

Exactly! You either get it or you don't.

alanmcdonald 08-31-2016 07:02 PM

We were there last week. It seemed they really were not ready. No diet soft drinks and out of at least one entree. Had the sausage. It was OK but nothing really special. The bun was too big or the sausage was too small.

The aluminum chairs are terrible. If you sit back you can't sit up straight and if you sit on the edge you are completely uncomfortable. The design on the aluminum tables could give you a headache.

We'll give it another try in a month or so after they have time to get better organized.

Chi-Town 08-31-2016 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by alanmcdonald (Post 1281409)
We were there last week. It seemed they really were not ready. No diet soft drinks and out of at least one entree. Had the sausage. It was OK but nothing really special. The bun was too big or the sausage was too small.

The aluminum chairs are terrible. If you sit back you can't sit up straight and if you sit on the edge you are completely uncomfortable. The design on the aluminum tables could give you a headache.

We'll give it another try in a month or so after they have time to get better organized.

They are going to get their buns from the Turano Baking Co., a Bewyn IL bakery and a standard for Italian sausage and beef sandwiches. However, if the sausage doesn't fill the bun, who cares. The Italian beef sandwich I had was plenty full and delicious. I'm trying the sausage next visit.

REDCART 08-31-2016 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by alanmcdonald (Post 1281409)
We were there last week. It seemed they really were not ready. No diet soft drinks and out of at least one entree. Had the sausage. It was OK but nothing really special. The bun was too big or the sausage was too small.

The aluminum chairs are terrible. If you sit back you can't sit up straight and if you sit on the edge you are completely uncomfortable. The design on the aluminum tables could give you a headache.

We'll give it another try in a month or so after they have time to get better organized.

Even though they've been open since August 6th, it did seem like they weren't quite ready yet. Not sure if it's management inexperience, under capitalization, or both. It's also difficult to believe that six tables could possibly support a business. The aluminum tables and aluminum seats seemed out of place for a restaurant, even a brew pub like something you might pick up from Army surplus. Unless of course that's also a Chicago thing that was lost on me. I had the $8 combo sausage and beef with gardinera. It was tasty but would have been too much roll with just the sausage. We had planned to try Great Chicago Fire with another couple. When we left we said, good thing we tried it first because it was a disappointment. As I said in my first post, we wish them every success.

chuckinca 08-31-2016 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Mallory (Post 1280883)
It's a Chicago thing.

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Originally Posted by Foodielife (Post 1281070)
Exactly! You either get it or you don't.


Used to be you could get a great Italian Beef sandwich just about anywhere in Chicagoland; but that was many many years ago for me. Attempts around TV have all failed, will be back in about a month, hope this place is the real deal.

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Schaumburger 08-31-2016 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Chi-Town (Post 1280569)
Went there last Tuesday on the way back from a TSA enrollment appointment at MCO. We had the Italian beef and Chicago style dog.. They were both excellent. I requested a jumbo Chicago style dog as a no extra cost option. Will try the Italian sausage and gyro next as this will be a destination food stop.

Chi-Town, You don't put ketchup on your Chicago style hot dog do you?

Schaumburger 08-31-2016 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by mmac321 (Post 1280585)
... and am not sure they have air conditioning. Food was OK but no Portello's. We were at the new Tampa Portillo's and a worker there told us that Orlando would be getting 2 Portillos in 17.

mmac, If Portillos opened a restaurant in The Villages, I think that is another place that would make boatloads of $$$$. :mmmm:

chuckinca 09-01-2016 11:21 AM

I'll take a Aurelio's Pizza

Locations | Aurelio's Pizza - Naperville


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Chi-Town 09-01-2016 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Schaumburger (Post 1281456)
mmac, If Portillos opened a restaurant in The Villages, I think that is another place that would make boatloads of $$$$. :mmmm:

Put it in Luigino's spot in SS.

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golf2140 09-01-2016 04:28 PM

Had lunch there today. Good sandwich, the staff were very nice folks. Hope they do well.


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