Say What? The Popular, Tasty Portillo’s Has a Michigan Location?
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.
Michigan has Chicago's most famous Italian Beef restaurant.
If you've been to the windy city, surely, you've seen this iconic building?
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.
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.
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.