Last month, DeOrio and I met up at Johnnie's Beef, the legendary Italian beef stand in Elmwood Park, to talk about the show and Italian beef. De Orio grew up down the street from Johnnie's, so it's been a part of her life since she was little.
Driving by, you can't help but be tempted (call to adventure) by the warm yellow glow, always inviting. After you stop, you face a long line (journey), engage with the fierce counterman (the trial), and enjoy the reward (the beef, bro!).
Food Network and Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain, host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, was on site filming Wednesday at Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park, 7500 West North Ave., just outside Oak Park.