I live in Chicagoland. When it comes to regional food we're known for our hot dogs, Italian beef, Deep Dish Pizza, and since I'm close to Wisconsin- Brats. I don't like the first and the last and since week 26 was going to be pizza, I didn't want to do two pizzas in a row. So I set upon making Italian Beef from scratch for Father's Day dinner.
I found my recipe here. And loved being able to use my crockpot on such a hot day.
I served it on classic Gonnella rolls with oven fries and salad (not pictured because I forgot).