If you're from Chicago or have spent much time there, you've already stopped reading this and you're on the tollway on your way to Addison. If you're not familiar with Al's, loosen your belt and get ready to dig in. Your waistline will never be the same. This sandwich shop from up north specializes in hot beef sandwiches covered in peppers and completely drenched in gravy. If you’re timid, you can order yours lightly dressed, but you’re much better off getting your whole sandwich dunked. With Chicago-style dogs and grilled sausages, Al’s has excess calories for every taste -- just don’t forget to grab extra napkins before you sit down, because it could be some time before you get back up.
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