Love Chicago-Style Hot Dogs And Italian Beef Sandwiches? Good News Las Vegas!
If you love Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, then we have good news for you! Because Portillo’s is eyeing Las Vegas for expansion with their Chicago-style eateries.
Here’s What We Know So Far About Portillo’s Las Vegas Expansion
At this point, representatives for Portillo’s say they are looking to expand in the near future. At the same time, they did mention that they are looking seriously at expanding to three different markets. That’s according to an article by News 3 Staff on News3LV.com.
Of course, this would not be big news unless Las Vegas was one of those three markets. Additionally, Denver and Atlanta are the other markets joining Southern Nevada for Portillo’s next expansion. The casual fast-food chain currently also has locations in nearby Phoenix and Southern California. So, expanding to Las Vegas seems like a logical next step in their expansion plans.
Here’s What’s On Portillo’s Menu
If you’ve never had a Chicago-style hot dog, then you’re in for a deliciously messy treat. An authentic “Chicago Dog” starts with a sesame seed hot dog bun. Then, they fill it with a Vienna Beef frank. After that, they cover it with mustard, chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, relish, a dill pickle spear, and spicy hot sport peppers. Man, I’m craving one right now!
Furthermore, Portillo’s will also be serving up another Chicago favorite, the Italian Beef sandwich. For one thing, they slow-roast their beef for four hours so it’s nice and tender. Then they pile thinly sliced beef into a fresh baked French bread roll. You can eat it dry or dip it in their specially seasoned gravy.
I like my Italian beef sandwiches to include giardiniera. Basically, that’s a bunch of chopped veggies pickled in vinegar and then marinated in olive oil. You can try it mild or hot.
To check out Portillo’s full menu, click here.
Chicago-Style Restaurants Already In Southern Nevada
As a matter of fact, there are already some great Chicago-style eateries here in the Las Vegas valley. So, you don’t have to wait for Portillo’s to open a location here to taste one of those Chicagoland favorites.
By all means, you can dine at Rosati’s Pizza, Chicago Joe’s, Great Links Brewhouse and Grill, Windy City Beefs N Dogs, Giordano’s, or Amore’s Taste of Chicago. That just names a few. FourSquare.com has a more comprehensive list, including addresses. Click here for that list. Enjoy!