I know this is off-topic and anyone in Chicago won't fully understand the necessity of this post.
The restaurant renapoli opened up in greenwich CT and offers authentic Chicago Italian Beef. For best of my knowledge, this is the only place that serves it. It has had such success in Greenwich that all of their restaraunts in NY and CT will start offering Itlalian Beef as well.
I'll be blunt when I say it's not the best, but it's also not just trying to be an imitation. They seem to know what they're doing...just they can improve upon it.
I call out to you, my fellow displaced Cubs fans to have the Italian Beef and share it with your friends. If it catches on, we can start having Italian Beef, Vienna Hot Dogs and maybe just maybe Deep Dish Pizza on the east coast!
*As a member of BCB for 5 years I swear I do not work for this restaurant nor am I doing this for spam. If you live outside of IL then you understand what its like to not get your food. I think it's a very important message to share on a Cubs fan board.