Food Network’s Alton Brown Crowns Chicago’s Italian Beef Sandwich King: See His Blind Taste Test

Who comes out on top according to a true taste expert: Al's Italian Beef or Johnnie's Beef?

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NBC 5’s Marion Brooks and Alex Maragos recently debated with viewers on where to find best Italian beef in Chicago, and now celebrity chef Alton Brown is taking his stance. 

While the Food Network expert was in town for two shows at the Cadillac Palace Theater during his "Eat Your Science" tour earlier this month, Brown tallied votes from his Chicago fans before narrowing the challenge down to two top-ranking contenders: Al's Italian Beef and Johnnie's Beef. 

Brown then moved on, while blindfolded, to let only his fine-tuned “Good Eats” taste buds decide who deserved to be crowned Chicago’s Italian beef Sandwich king. 

“Of course we won’t put this on social media until we are well outside of the Chicagoland area in case someone tries to retaliate,” Brown said. 

That’s probably the best idea. See the full taste test below.

He picked Johnnie's Beef.

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