Whether you take them for granted or gospel, Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches are an integral part of the city's restaurant scene--much like hot dogs and deep dish pizza. The difference being, you can't get the beloved Italian beef anywhere else, which means Chicagoans? love affair borders on obsession, and opinions about the best one run strong. It's understandable, though: a good Italian beef?with chewy bread and a jus-y interior piled with aromatic, tender meat and peppers--is truly a work of art. Here, in no particular order, are our five favorite Chicago Italian beef sandwiches.