Travel Channel Explores Italian Beef Debate

"Food Wars" premieres Tuesday

Who's got the best Italian beef?

The premiere of a new Travel Channel show debuting Tuesday features a debate familiar to many Chicagoans.

"Food Wars" travels the country trying to settle old scores when it comes to local eateries, and the inaugural episode steps into the local Mr. Beef versus Al's Beef debate.

The show pits the two rivals against each other for a final showdown -- a blind taste test designed to settle the debate once and for all.

Who comes out on top? You'll have to watch the show to find out, but we'd remiss not to mention that Al's Beef won the Golden Local Debate last year on this Web site, based on fan voting.

Future episodes will explore Buffalo wings in Buffalo and Philly cheese steaks in Philadelphia.

The show airs at 9 p.m. CT on the Travel Channel.

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