If it can be smoked and doesn't have bones (sorry rib tips), it can probably be stuffed between two slices of bread, slathered in sauce, and devoured. We covered pulled pork on Monday, but here are some of our other favorite barbecue sandwiches in Chicago.
'Honey 1 BBQ' on Serious Eats
Pulled pork is the most ubiquitous barbecue in Chicago, but it's not always the best. While it took some effort to track down, there is pulled pork worth celebrating here.
I always think of a BYOB restaurant as a dare. Sure, I could use the occasion as an excuse to load up on frosty cans of cheap booze, thus saving real money on the final bill. But does the beverage honestly pair well with the food? And now with more fine dining BYOB options, isn't it my duty to buy a better bottle of wine with the money I'd otherwise spend? (Because, let's face it, I would have spent that money.)
Whether you're looking for tacos, hot dogs, or Latin American/Korean fusion, Bucktown has so much to offer.
Armed with this guide, you'll be able to find fried fish that meets all your Lenten wants and needs in all corners of the city. But here's the thing: whether you're observing Lent or not, fried fish is delicious, and everyone could use to get more of it in their lives. This guide can help.
Gapers Block threw its first annual barbecue contest this past Saturday. The competition pitted seven great local barbecue joints against each other.
The half-mile stretch of Western Avenue just north of the Blue Line stop (roughly from Cortland to Belden) is not exactly the most elegant road. But while it is easy to zoom by without noticing the scenery, you'd also miss one of my favorite places to eat in the city
I knew the main reason Ed wanted to have a launch party in Chicago was so that he would have an excuse to get as many of his favorite Chicago restaurants together in the same room as possible. Picking one was an impossibility, but our preliminary list quickly grew to the point where there were almost as many restaurants as potential guests. In the end, we settled on four amazing places .
"From the sidewalk I saw the rectangular smoker that looked like, yes, an aquarium." Owner and aqua-smoker pitmaster Robert Adams (bottom right). [Photographs: Robyn Lee] We were just off the plane, we were hungry, and we were on our way...