Come to Mr. Beef located at 666 N. Orleans St. and get more for your money! Not only can you get the “Silver Platter” award winning affordable food, but there is also wall-to-wall pictures. The photographs are entertainment on their own and feature a host of the celebrities who have eaten there. The many celebrities include Jerry Springer, George Benson and Jay Leno, who is said to eat there often when visiting Chicago. As a matter of fact, Leno had just left when I came in, according to the friendly cashier “Big Head Joe.” Joe joked with me and told me that I was in the right place if I want to eat like a celebrity!
“What Celebrity?” I asked.
“Jay Leno just left!” he informed me.
“You have got to be kidding me,” I joked. I was disappointed I had missed Leno. Joe informed me that the proof is on the wall behind me.
Mr. Beef has a snack bar in the picture window that faces Orleans St., where you can watch the business district get down!
There is also the option of going next door and enjoying the dining room. It has played host to
many musical celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Mick Jagger. If you get tired of looking at all of the popular celebrities, you can play one of my very favorite video games, “Mortal Kombat 4.”
I must say my visit to Mr. Beef was a pleasant experience. I ordered the Italian beef with fries combo, and I really enjoyed it. My sandwich was hot, un-dipped, and ready to go. I didn’t want my sandwich dipped in the gravy because I prefer to not have a soggy sandwich!
I would have really liked to have been there when Jay Leno was there, but unfortunately I was not. I would have taken a picture with him, but instead I had a chance to take a picture with the guy who took a picture with Jay Leno! That guy is “Big Head Joe.” Go to Mr. Beef and see Joe on the wall with Jay Leno, and let them know your local celebrity A. Allen, StreetWise Vendor, sent you.