Don't get worried if you hear a loud strange noise, it's only my stomach growling because I just heard about Italian Beef Fest coming to Illinois this summer.

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When it comes to food and nutrition, there are five basic food groups across the United States but in Illinois, there are only three. Those are deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hotdogs, and Italian beef. You can't eat much better than that.

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It's funny because I've eaten plenty of Italian beef sandwiches at events in Illinois but I've never attended a festival focused solely on the Italian beef sandwich. Since it's such a popular food item in our state, I'm expecting a big crowd.

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Here are some information about this truly unique festival

  • Chicago's First Ever Italian Beef Street Festival
  • June 29th and 30th
  • 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Free admission (donation encouraged)
  • Bridgeport neighborhood (3100 S Morgan in Chicago)
  • Multiple Italian beef Stands
  • Live Music
  • Beer and other cocktails
  • Vendors

The city of Chicago is the best location to host the Italian Beef Festival. Mainly, because it was invented there and has a long history with the popular sandwich. I remember growing up in the suburbs there were locally owned joints throughout the area. My friends and I were always looking out for the next delicious one.

Italian Beef Festival

I'm definitely planning a road trip this summer into the Windy City to check out the Italian Beef Festival. I'm picturing Taste of Chicago but all the vendors only selling the tasty sandwich.

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Gallery Credit: Joshua Weissman's YouTube Channel

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