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Coming to Woodbury? Chicago's Portillo's drive-in eats

Chicago's Portillo's drive-in is famous for its Italian beef sandwiches. (Courtesy of Katie Koranda)

First, Giordano's. Now, Portillo's. Famous Chicago-born culinary institutions seem to be all about entering the Minnesota market as of late.

The latest to seek out a presence: Portillo's, the popular drive-in where orders for its famous Italian beef sandwiches are taken old-school—written in pencil on a white paper bag.

Chicago-style hot dogs, hamburgers and salads are also on the menu.

According to the city of Woodbury, Portillo's has submitted a development application to set up camp north of Hudson Road and west of Radio Drive, near Cabela's. However, things are not a done deal. The application is still subject to review by Woodbury's planning commission and city council, with any approvals a few weeks out at the earliest.

In addition to its roots in Illinois, Portillo's has expanded to locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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