When you visit Chicago, you have to try two sandwiches: a Chicago hot dog and Italian beef. The debate over who makes the best hot dog will rage on forever, but if you want a juicy, thinly sliced beef sandwich topped with giardiniera or sweet peppers, Al’s Beef is your default destination. And you’ll soon be able to taste the sandwich that’s been wowing the Windy City since 1938 without leaving the Valley.
Al’s, which began franchising in 2001, will open its first Nevada location at 6840 W. Sahara Avenue. The chrome building was most recently home to an Indian restaurant, The Bollywood Grill, although it began its life as a 5 & Diner. According to a tweet by Al’s, it was set to open its doors on January 20.
The iconic Italian beef sandwich that Al’s invented has been named one of the Top 10 Sandwiches in America by Travel and Leisure, declared one of the Best Sandwiches in America by Esquire, and has been featured in Gourmet. But that’s not the only taste of Chicago the new restaurant will bring to town. Look for those Chicago-style hot dogs—packed with onions, relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, kosher pickles and celery salt—and both Italian and Polish sausage.