I forgot to mention that a Chicago favorite, Al's Beef, opened up April 15, 2013 in San Jose that I read in the SJ Mercury a while back. The lean beef is suppose to be roasted w/ 19 spices & herbs, sliced paper thin & piled on a specialty roll. Also on the menu: Italian & Polish sausages, Chicago-style tamales, french fries (you can get topped w/ Gorgonzola or chili), wraps, & salads.
71 Curtner Ave at The Plant, SJ
Open daily 11am-10pm or later
Any hounds been yet?