The Beef Stand beefs up campustown options

Like most students from the University of Illinois, I originally hail from the Chicagoland area. While I love C-U, I have to admit that it fails in comparison to Chicago’s world famous food. Whenever I’ve craved the Chicago style classics, I’ve had a two-hour drive before being able to devour them. That was, until a restaurant called The Beef Stand opened its doors on Green Street last fall. They’ve quickly become a campus favorite by serving up Chicago-style classic dishes.

Their menu offers almost every Chicago dish you could possibly want, including the Chicago-style hotdog. For those of you who aren’t from the Chicagoland area, I’ll clue you in to just what that means. A Chicago-style dog is served on a steamed poppy seed bun with relish, diced onion, tomato, short peppers, mustard, a pickle, and celery salt. The most important thing to note is that ketchup is absolutely not on that list of toppings. This Chicago classic comes at quite the bargain price of only $2.75.

The hotdog is far from the only classic Windy City dish that The Beef Stand is serving at a deal. Polish Sausage? You bet. You can get both the polish and the hotdogs Chicago Style, naked, with cheese, or with chili cheese, and all for under $5.

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