Chicago Magazine Recognizes Johnnie’s Beef Comments Off

jibexterior-lElmwood Park eatery featured on March cover

ELMWOOD PARK – Elmwood Park announced today that Johnnie’s Beef on North Avenue will be featured in the March edition of Chicago Magazine as one of the best places to eat in the suburbs. An artist’s rendering of the restaurant graces the cover of the magazine and pays homage to Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting which is housed at the Art Institute.

“Johnnie’s is a national food icon right here in Elmwood Park,” said Elmwood Park Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano. “It’s also a testament to the history of good food in our town. From Jim and Pete’s to New Star to Café Cubano and everything in between, there is a tremendous wealth of fantastic restaurants in Elmwood Park.”

The March issue of Chicago Magazine features the best that the suburbs have to offer. Opening in 1961, Johnnie’s Beef has long been a staple food attraction in the Chicago region, luring celebrities and locals alike to dine on their signature dish, the Italian Beef sandwich. The late food Critic Anthony Bourdain last visited the restaurant in 2012.

Located in Elmwood Park’s booming Restaurant Row, Johnnies is one of the best known of many eateries that have helped drive an attractive restaurant scene. The village is so well known for their food options that they have their own restaurant week called Dine-In Elmwood Park, which runs from February 15-24 this year, as well as their ever-popular Taste of Elmwood Park every summer.

“If you want to get out and eat good food any day of the week, come to Elmwood Park,” said Saviano. “It’s all right here, from fine dining to street food, no one should ever leave Elmwood Park hungry.”