And I don't know if you've been to Chicago before, but if not definitely go to Portillo's. No nonsense italian beef! Love that place. My go-to is just the simple italian beef with hot peppers. They have plenty of other stuff on the menu too, including a classic Chicago dog, but I get the...
I guess the two most popular would be Lou Malnati's and Giordano's (with a third being Gino's East but that's downtown Chicago). I would guess both Malnati's and Giordano's are near Oak Brook somewhere but I'd have to look it up. Malnati's is my favorite, but would gladly eat Giordano's as well.
Another good one is Casa de Puros in Forest Park (owned by the same people as Casa de Montecristo). Cool little shop with a nice lounge, about 10 miles from Oak Brook.
7410 Madison St,
Forest Park, IL 60130
I was just at both last week! (Casa de Montecristo and Casa de Puros) :D
Casa de Montecristo in Countryside is about 8 miles from Oak Brook and truly an amazing cigar shop. The inventory is ridiculously large and there is a small lounge on the main floor. However, tell them you're from out of town and would love to see the private lounge downstairs, it's one of the...
Well, not quite two years, but it's felt like it! I think it was the summer of 2015.
Cigar was light but nuanced and tasty, appreciate it again! And I wish I made it to Tulsa more often but haven't been in a long time. Would love to do a beer and cigar share one of these days.