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The Chicago Food Stop, located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue, is hosting a celebration in honor of National Italian Beef Day on Saturday, May 27. This event, which is free and open to the public, offers an array of programming and free beef sandwiches:

•      11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Giveaway of 500+ free Italian Beef sandwiches (while supplies last) from Al's #1 Italian Beef.

•      11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – A live DJ will spin tunes as local businesses featured in the food stop will offer sampling and product demonstrations, including the debut of Here Here Market's special "The Bear Box," a nod to TV and film production in Chicago.

•      2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – A session with Al’s Beef founding family member Chris Pacelli who will share the history of the Italian Beef sandwich, and Chicago authors Monica Eng and David Hammond, as they discuss their newly published book, "Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites," which explores the unique local discoveries found across Chicago's 77 neighborhoods.

•      5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – "Where's The Beef," a special comedy showcase presented by 77 Flavors of Chicago, as part of the Chicago Food Stop's monthly entertainment lineup.

Visitors who purchase from a Chicago Food Stop vendor on National Italian Beef Day will receive a specially branded, limited-edition gift.


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