Novi's Beef, Berwyn Illinois
Located on what used to be the begining of Route 66, Novi's Beef has long been a staple for residents of the Berwyn area. As the area changes, Novi's continues to survive and has even expanded over the years. As far as I can tell, it remains an independent restaurant and has not gone the route of so many others by franchising, and if this is so, they deserve credit. Menu items are the typical Chicago Hot dog stand items of Italian beef, hot dogs, polish sausage, and burgers. The Italian beef, while good, tends towards the dry side at times, probably because the roll tends to be heaped with a little bit too much meat. Ask for a side of giardiniera, which is a pepper type relish packed in olive oil that goes great on both sandwiches and pizza.