TRIBECA — A beefy taste of Chicago is on its way to Lower Manhattan.
Hank's Juicy Beef, a new sandwich shop slated to open at 86 Chambers St. between Broadway and Church Street, is bringing its twist on the classic Chicago Italian Beef — a sandwich packed with thin, juicy slices of seasoned roast beef, on a Italian roll — to TriBeCa.
The shop's owner, Henry "Hank" Tibensky, is a Chicago native whose family ran Vito's, a pizza and Italian Beef shop on the city's West Side, for more than 35 years, according to the Hank's Juicy Beef website.
Tibensky's sandwich shop is using a "rejuvenated and reinvigorated" version of his family's old-school recipe, he says on his website.
The classic Hank's Juicy Beef sandwich uses slow-roasted beef seasoned with Italian spices, sliced paper-thin and dripping in his special "au-jus." The whole hot, juicy sandwich is then topped with spicy or mild pickled vegetables, he says on his site.
This the first brick-and-mortar shop for Tibensky, who'd been serving up his sandwiches at fairs like the LIC Flea and for private catering.
According to a menu, the big, beefy sandwich will cost $10. They'll also serve a salad topped with beef, as well as a sausage sandwich, and even a vegetarian option — "Aunt Rose's Eggplant Parmigiana" for $10.
Community Board 1's Tribeca Committee gave Tibensky their support for his beer and wine license bid last week.
The sandwich shop, which is taking the place of chain Quiznos, is aiming to open in March.