Michigan has a lot of great food scattered around the state. We could put our Koegel hot dogs up against any in the country and win a taste test. For that matter, Detroit Style pizza, too.

But Michigan isn't home to the country's best Italian Beef sandwich. So, it's a big deal when you don't have to drive out of state for it.

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Michigan has Chicago's most famous Italian Beef restaurant.

If you've been to the windy city, surely, you've seen this iconic building?

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Portillo's at Clark & Ontario Downtown Chicago, IL Credit: Google Street View

Portillo's is famous for Italian Beef sandwiches (always dip, in this guy's opinion) and Chicago-style hot dogs -- the neon green relish freaks me out, but a pickle spear is just fine.

Did you know there's one location of Portillo's in Michigan? Yup. It's in Sterling Heights, MI.

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Portillo's Sterling Heights, MI Credit: Google Street View

Located at 14425 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI, Portillo's took over the former Andiamo location on the outskirts of Lakeside Mall.

The next time you're craving a soaking wet Italian Beef sandwich you won't have to drive to Chicago. Remember to add on the sweet & hot peppers -- those aren't standard.

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Sure, they have a coney-like option, but It's nothing like a Flint Style Koegel Vienna coney or a Detroit Style coney. It's like chili dumped on a hot dog bun, but to each their own.

You could always skip the beef, sausage or dogs all together and get the gravy bread. No judgement here.

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