The hunt is half the fun (at least).
Im always on the prowl for a great Chicago beef sandwich. Guess what? Found another one!
Little Joes Italian Beef on South Tamiami Trail. Its a recent addition to our restaurant scene and theyre serving up some pretty authentic Chicago beefs in their brand new digs. Have a look
Tender slow cooked beef tucked inside of a fresh Gonnella style roll (if youre from Chicago you know what Im talking about). Get yours dry or dipped. With sweet or hot (my fav) giardiniera. Add a bag of REAL Jays Potato Chips and you have a Chicago feast right here in sunny SRQ.
Of course, they have Chicago hot dogs too. Im sure you had figured that out for yourself.
This place is so new the paint is almost still wet. It could use a little more Windy City character. Maybe a Bears, Bulls, Sox, Cubs, or Hawks pennant/poster or two. They do have a nice flat screen TV in the dining area. If it was blaring Chicagos Very Own, Channel 9 (aka WGN) it would be a nice touch.
Joe is off to a great start. He has a good menu that reminds me of so many places Ive enjoyed up north. Prices are reasonable and the service was quick. What more could you ask from your beef stand?
ONE MORE THING: Tonys Chicago Beef in Gulf Gate also puts out a mean beef. Ive been going there for years. They always come through if you need a beef fix. Great fries too! You really can’t go wrong at either place.
LITTLE JOE’S ITALIAN BEEF
6115 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231