Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Chicago Food Pyramid Tees
In Chicago we have certain regional specialties when it comes to food. We have giardiniera, a delicious pickled serrano, carrot, cauliflower, celery mix packed in olive oil that we use to top pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, sausages, & a plethora of other foods. You can't find it this way anywhere else in the country. We have deep dish pizzas, a hearty pizza that you have to use a knife & a fork to indulge in, with crushed tomatoes on top of the heavy layer of cheese & pizza toppings kept moist & delicious by saucing the top of the pizza pie instead of topping wit' cheese. We have hot dogs "Dragged Tru Da Garden" wit' sport peppers, mustard, neon green relish, onions, tomatoes, a long pickle, & a dash of celery salt. But my favorite, the Italian Beef 'Sangwich', is hyper specific to Chicagoland. Thinly sliced Italian roast beef cooked in gravy & spices, 'trown' on a heavy French roll & most often topped wit' sweet peppers (sauteed bell peppers, I love to add roasted garlic cloves in mine) or hot giardiniera (a great hyper-specific combination to Chicagoland). We often take our Italian Beef Sangwich & dip it in the gravy (sometimes refereed to as Au Jus) for a sloppy, wet, incredible depth of flavor. Remember, if you're going to try the 'Wet Italian Beef' make sure to put your pinkies & elbows out! And of course, in the city where the Italian Beef 'Sangwich' (said in a heavy Chicago accent sandwich becomes sangwich) was originated we have created what some would call the ultimate sandwich, The Combo! A grilled Italian Sausage on a heavy French roll that is topped wit' thin sliced Italian Beef! Talk about "Chicago Friggin' Delicious!"
So in my love of Chicago food I have designed the "Chicago Food Pyramid" with giardiniera, Italian beef sandwiches, deep dish pizza, Chicago dogs, the Combo, & of course, beer (we love our Old Style), You can find the shirt here for your loved ones or for yourself!
Don't forget to grab your Chicago Johnny's Giardiniera! www.ChicagoJohnnys.com