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chicagostyledog

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How to correctly eat an Italian beef Fri, 03/29/13 9:58 PM (permalink)
At Hot Dog University, we train students how to make an authentic Italian beef. Then, our graduates train their customers how to correctly eat one without wearing it.
http://vimeo.com/11768521   Go to: 9:57
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qoa1R1Svnk
 
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    love2bake

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    Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 10:37 AM (permalink)
    Nice.   I'm anxiously awaiting the opening of an Al's in San Jose, CA, which was supposed to open THREE MONTHS AGO, but is still dealing with the permit process.  Ugh. 
     
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      mar52

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      Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 1:55 PM (permalink)
      A Zantac prior to eating may be a very good thing.
       
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        FriedClamFanatic

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        Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 5:29 PM (permalink)
        Loved those videos.....and the "stance" for the sandwich will come in handy for other things edible
         
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          kaszeta

          Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 7:28 PM (permalink)
          Yeah, I didn't have to even watch this to know about "the stance".
           
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            JRPfeff

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            Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 7:45 PM (permalink)
            You are beautiful Mark.  Thanks for sharing.
             
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              love2bake

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              Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sat, 03/30/13 10:12 PM (permalink)
              Excellent addition to the instructions, Mar!  LOL.
               
              I think I could graduate from Hot Dog University before Al's place will open in SJ...
               
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                chicagostyledog

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                Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sun, 03/31/13 12:21 AM (permalink)
                love2bake


                Excellent addition to the instructions, Mar!  LOL.

                I think I could graduate from Hot Dog University before Al's place will open in SJ...

                Be careful what you wish for as Hot Dog University will be offering classes in California on July 15 & 16 at our west coast campus in Vernon.
                 
                CSD
                 
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                  kland01s

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                  Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sun, 03/31/13 4:36 PM (permalink)
                  I have been eating Italian Beef's, mostly from Portillos but many others, since that late 1960's. I love juicy messy dipped beefs. I have never used the "stance". First of all, I sit at a table. I'll roll up my sleeves and put down some napkins in front of me but other than that, I have no trouble eating the messiest falling apart beef, neatly. Except for my hands! I go through about 20 napkins.
                   
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                    stricken_detective

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                    Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sun, 03/31/13 5:03 PM (permalink)
                    I'm so glad they explained who those people were.
                     
                    Makes me hungry. CSD, do you remember Fon Tan Blu in Kenosha? They used to serve just the bun dunked in the juice. 80 cents, they called it a soakie. They also served Fanta Red Creme Soda.
                     
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                      kland01s

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                      Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Sun, 03/31/13 5:09 PM (permalink)
                      Portillos will sell you a dipped bun with or without hot peppers but sans meat.
                       
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                        chicagostyledog

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                        Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Mon, 04/1/13 8:01 AM (permalink)
                        kland01s


                        I have never used the "stance". First of all, I sit at a table. I'll roll up my sleeves and put down some napkins in front of me but other than that, I have no trouble eating the messiest falling apart beef, neatly. Except for my hands! I go through about 20 napkins.

                        Each of us has a different physique. For me, with no neck, short arms, and a pot belly, the stance is the only way to eat a wet or soaked Italian beef.
                         
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                          chicagostyledog

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                          Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Mon, 04/1/13 8:06 AM (permalink)
                          stricken_detective


                          I'm so glad they explained who those people were.

                          Makes me hungry. CSD, do you remember Fon Tan Blu in Kenosha? They used to serve just the bun dunked in the juice. 80 cents, they called it a soakie. They also served Fanta Red Creme Soda.

                          I remember the Fon Tan Blue and the soakies. We offer Fanta red creme soda as a self serve fountain drink at the Vienna Beef Factory Cafe'.
                           
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                            sandrew834

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                            Re:How to correctly eat an Italian beef Wed, 09/11/13 8:52 AM (permalink)
                            I love Italian beef. Extremely easy! Changes for our tastes were: We like spicy foods so I added another half jar of pepperoncinis--juice and all. Add all peppers in half way thru the cooking process: after about 3-4 hours so the flavor soaked into beef. Use 2 instead of 3 dressing mixes. Brushed the hoagies very lightly with olive oil, sprinkled a bit of garlic powder & salt on them, toasted then added shredded meat and provolone & broiled until melted--(toasting the hoagies helped prevent them from getting too soggier when juice was poured over them). Put the hoagies in a bowl, added pepperoncinis to taste and ladled the unbelievable great juice over it. Excellent!!! I did go to great lengths after the meat was done to pull it out and shred it to make sure all the fat was removed and this took a LONG time. But this is not necessary just my preference.
                             
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