Considering the amount of effort lavished on their drink menus, it makes sense that bars would eventually get around to crafting better snacks. And by better I mean that the snacks are now made of pork.
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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.
In most parts of the country, rib tips are the unwanted bits from a properly trimmed spare rib. Fatty and absolutely riddled with bits of cartilage, they are hard to eat and about as delicate as a sledgehammer. But in Chicago they are the foundation of one of our city's most delicious culinary creations: the rib tip and hot link combo. Here's our look at the best in the city.
Gapers Block threw its first annual barbecue contest this past Saturday. The competition pitted seven great local barbecue joints against each other.