Mulholland’s classic Italian beef sandwich may be made in St. Louis, but it’s the real McCoy. He starts with a huge, soft loaf of Italian bread fresh from the Hill, dips both sides into warm au jus and stuffs the bread with thinly shaved roasted round of beef. Sliced provolone cheese melts over the meat, and a heap of housemade giardiniera tops the sandwich, giving it crunch and spice. Thankfully I ordered the regular size (there’s an even larger “big beef” sandwich available) because it’s massive — eating-challenge massive — but so fantastic I found myself nearly devouring the entire thing.
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