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Saturday, November 14 (3-5:30 PM) @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, at 3219 South Morgan Street

CHICAGO – The Best Italian Beef Sandwich in Chicago will be decided SaturdayNovember 14 in WLPN 105.5 Lumpen Radio’s first-ever “Bridgeport’s Got Beef” competition, featuring a “beef battle” broadcast live in front of a studio audience. The event will take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, at 3219 South Morgan Street, in Bridgeport.

Eight local beefs will be judged by distinguished judges, including 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson, the Duck Inn’s Michelin-starred Chef Kevin Hickey, 9th District Police Commander Daniel Godsel and Vanessa Sanchez of Yollocalli Arts Reach.

For too long, Bridgeport – the birthplace of the Italian Beef – has been left off “Best Of” stories and reviews issued by clickbait journalists. Their disrespect will end November 14, when “Bridgeport’s Got Beef” hits the airwaves from 3-5:30 p.m.

The evening will be hosted by Radio Free Bridgeport’s John Daley. The live broadcast will feature music about beef, live judging and more. Tickets are available, and attendees will taste each of the beef sandwiches before casting their vote to decide who makes the neighborhood’s best beef sandwich.

Participating restaurants include Phil’s Pizza, Ricobene’s, Soluris, Johnny O’s, Kathey De’s, Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, Turtles Bar and Grill, and others. Proceeds of the event go to Public Media Institute, the organization that manages WLPN 105.5FM, Chicago’s newest independent radio station.

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridgeports-got-beef-tickets-19192325763

For more information, WLPN 105.5 FM: http://www.lumpenradio.com/.

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