Tony’s is really only partly a restaurant. It’s also a shrine (Chi-Rine?) to all things Chi-Town, with a menu carrying a long list of beef and sausage sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and Polish sausages, plus burgers, a pork chop sandwich and some “salads," whatever those are. An Italian beef sandwich, decked out with sausage and a 55-cent giardiniera upgrade, is doused with gravy, turning the bread into almost-mush and turning the wax paper underneath completely clear. Inside that moist bread, you find piles of thin beef laid atop a thick sausage. The spiced-up carrots, celery, cauliflower and peppers of the giardiniera gild the lily. Yum.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch

Tony's Chicago Beef Co.

6569 Superior Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34231
(941) 922-7979
Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tony's Chicago Beef Co.

1856 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL, 34293
(941) 497-1611
Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.