Monday, October 21, 2013

The Original Mr. Beef

-Got Beef? Italian Beef
As seen on 'What's your Beef?'

Welcome back. Today we visit a place with a familiar name that should be more known to most. When people, specifically out of town visitors, hear speak on Italian beef, many think Mr Beef. The most common is the old spot on Orleans made international by Jay Leno amongst others. There's also Mr. Beef and Pizza on Harlem which should probably be the more more well known one. Then there's the Original Mr. Beef out in Homer Glen. This is one you need to know.

Top Notch Beef Shack in Homer Glen, IL

The Original Mr. Beef has no relation to the others but there is a connection. Carl Bonavolanto Jr opened up a place with his friend in 1983 that would be called a nickname given to him by his buddies. Mr. Beef on Orleans was born. I've always been a big fan of Mr. Beef on Orleans but would have to admit it's golden years are behind them. That's obvious when you go to the Original Mr. Beef in Homer Glen. I was immediately brought back to the back dining room at the Orleans location when I tried a beef with hot from the Original. This is how they used to taste is what I remember saying. Not only was the sandwich stuffed but the bread was on point and the gravy had deep beef flavor. The actual beef was very tender and the peppers were the old mix I remember from back when. Not only is this the original recipe but they still make it with love and care. One of the best beefs I've ate of late.

Beef with Hot from The Original Mr. Beef

Rating Scale 5/5

beef: 5
bread: 4
gravy: 4
hot peppers: 5

Score: 18/20

The Original Mr. Beef
12320 W 143rd St 
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 645-0456

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