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Stig
07-15-2011, 06:12 PM
The missus and I are going on our first vacation in decades to Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in mid-September. I know this isn't the right place, but can any brethren help with recommended places to visit for good bbq?
Cheers,
Brian

NCLT1Vette
07-15-2011, 06:40 PM
We lived there for seven years and we alwys loved a few places....
The Weber Grill is great for almost anyhting....Filet and grilled asparigus are the best.
If you are after a little Q....
try http://www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN271x5417564&q=BBQ%20Willowbrook%2c%20Illinois&qt=yp&tid=dd629f5f521745d9a951d4dd969a7450&mkt=en-us&FORM=LLSV

Uncle Bub's in Westmont...I wish my burnt ends were as good as theirs.

NCLT1Vette
07-15-2011, 06:41 PM
We lived there for seven years and we alwys loved a few places....
The Weber Grill is great for almost anyhting....Filet and grilled asparigus are the best.
If you are after a little Q....
try http://www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN271x5417564&q=BBQ%20Willowbrook%2c%20Illinois&qt=yp&tid=dd629f5f521745d9a951d4dd969a7450&mkt=en-us&FORM=LLSV

Uncle Bub's in Westmont...I wish my burnt ends were as good as theirs.


http://www.unclebubs.com/

TDaddy
07-15-2011, 06:48 PM
two words: Smoque BBQ. nuff siad.

big brother smoke
07-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Google Lem's on the Southside. Though, I would go there at night, I would not recommend that for you. :-P

Ron_L
07-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Lems, Barbara Anns and Honey One ate classic Chicago BBQ , bit they are in the neighborhoods of the south side and not easily accessible for visitors. Smoque is good as are Lillie's Q and Chicago Q (owned by Leeann Whippen.

Turky1
07-16-2011, 08:58 AM
Chicago Q is dang good (Smoque too). The "competition ribs" at Q are a great representation of the kind of ribs you see at KCBS events, quite different from what's traditionally served in restaurants. We like the smoked wings as well.

There's so much good food in Chicago though, I wouldn't even focus on BBQ. Try Tango Sur, Takashi, Bin 36, Vermillion, all crazy good places popular w/ locals who like interesting food.

Have a great trip,
T

chicagokp
07-16-2011, 09:16 AM
What Ron_L said.....here are some reviews....

Smoque
http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=19562&hilit=bbq

Uncle John's Bbq
http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8434&hilit=bbq

But really, there are so many other good places to go. Chicago is a great food town and honestly, I typically don't eat bbq in Chicago unless it's of my making.

Check out www.lthforum.com (http://www.lthforum.com) and look for some places that you might not think about going otherwise. There are a bunch of Indian restaurants on Devon, Persian in Andersonville. Lots of Mexican places.

And check out this thread for GNR's (Great Neighborhood Restaurants)...

http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=31347

And on visiting Chicago - http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=31147

Ron_L
07-16-2011, 09:46 AM
I agree with the guys on food other than BBQ. You'll see many differing opinions on the LTH forum but it is s very good resource. If you don't mind paying too much for a great steak in a place with a lot if history try Gene and Georgetti.

Turky1
07-16-2011, 09:59 AM
Ron_L is so right about the steak places! Mastro's, Gibson's, Chicago Cut, can't go wrong if you're ok with $40 for a 20+ day aged steak. You can make great steak at home but a 1500 degree infrared burner makes a nice sear I tell ya.

The reuben sandwich at Gibson's is the best reuben I've ever had anywhere. Crisp buttery bread, broiled open-face before assembly so there's a crisp inner meat layer... ridiculous man.

T

chicagokp
07-16-2011, 10:00 AM
I agree with the guys on food other than BBQ. You'll see many differing opinions on the LTH forum but it is s very good resource. If you don't mind paying too much for a great steak in a place with a lot if history try Gene and Georgetti.


Agreed on LTH...you need to read between the lines and the BS on some of the posts and make your own decisions on what you think, like and don't like. I'm in love with the Publican lately.

And this Columbian spot...http://www.pueblitoviejo.com/menu.html
If you go get the fried pork rinds...it's basically a bits of fried pork belly which are fantastic with some lime.

jemezspring
07-16-2011, 02:01 PM
The closest bbq place to the MS&I is Ribs-N-Bibs on 53rd /Dorchester. A little bit of a walk from the Museum but good Q. Very limited indoor seating but a few outdoor tables.
If you have a car Lems on 75th St and Uncle Johns on 69th St are both very good for rib tips, hotlinks and ribs. Both are about a 10 minute drive from the Museum. Sauce on the side so you can enjoy the meat itself. No seating. When I was younger we would get the food and drive to the very back of the Museum, where the lagoons are, park and eat either in the car or sit on a bench. 57th St beach is right across from the Museum seating available but be warned of the biting flies, gulls and at night the rats.

LTG
07-16-2011, 02:09 PM
Ate @ smoque a couple of times years ago, I didn't see what the big deal was. That was even before I was into making my own BBQ. To each their own of course.

SuperQue
07-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Smoque is good, it's worth a trip and it's right off of the blue line. I took suggest to try other places than bbq. Try any pizza place since they're all different but good. If steak is on your radar I would suggest Fogo de Chao downtown. I've been there a few times and I'm never disappointed. Another neat place is The Purple Pig, also downtown. It's a mediterranean tribute to all things pork. The dishes are served taps style and it's communual seating.

caliking
07-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Lived in Chicago for several years and miss so much about it, especially this time of year. I'm with the others who suggest scoping out other foods besides Q in Chi-town. For starters, some of the local steak houses are divine, and unique to Chicago. Save the Q-hunt for when you visit Texas (after the heat wave)!

gotwood
07-16-2011, 04:38 PM
Smokin' Woodies in Lincoln Park area
or better yet Fat Willy's Schubert & Western
Both of these arent too far from the shore