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FEAR
01-06-2009, 05:34 PM
Kind of new to BBQ. I ended up buying a Primo Oval and dove in head first. I have not competed except for some loud mouth friends that talk a big game. Mostly its an excuse to be outside and knock a few back. One thing though, its really hard to find a good BBQ joint around here. Maybe too far north i don't know??

timzcardz
01-06-2009, 06:18 PM
Welcome to The Brethren. Grab a cold one, have a seat, and stay a while.

Oh, and btw FEAR, Don't Fear The Reaper!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
01-06-2009, 06:23 PM
Welcome Fear. You got a good smoker there. Looking forward to seeing pictures with some meat smoking on it.

Ron_L
01-06-2009, 06:27 PM
Welcome to the asylum!

Have you checked out the LTH forums (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/index.php)? There is a lot of info there about local restaurants. Out of the BBQ places, the ones that get the most coverage are Smoque (http://www.smoquebbq.com/), Honey 1 (http://www.honey1bbq.com/), Lem's (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=79247) and Barbara Ann's (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4137). The last three are in tough neighborhoods. Smoque is on the near north side of the city. I haven't tried any of them yet.

Depending on where you are, you can always go to Kenosha to the BBQ Factory (http://www.thebarbequefactory.com/) (run by Dr. Porkenstein, Alex, and his wife Kate). I also saw a mention of a new place in Wheaton on the LTH forums (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14251) called Butler's BBQ and Grill (http://butlersbbqandgrill.com/), but I haven't tried it yet.

Of course, the best BBQ in the Chicago area is in Batavia, in my back yard :-D

bbqbull
01-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Welcome to the forum FEAR!

Trucky1008
01-06-2009, 06:41 PM
Welcome aboard FEAR!

Bigdog
01-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Of course, the best BBQ in the Chicago area is in Batavia, in my back yard :-D

You do know that I am going to take you up on this some day my coffee swilling friend. :wink:

Ron_L
01-06-2009, 06:53 PM
You do know that I am going to take you up on this some day my coffee swilling friend. :wink:

Any time! I'll toss on some extra SPAM for you!

Bigdog
01-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Any time! I'll toss on some extra SPAM for you!

What a friend. Sheeeech. :roll:

By the way, welcome Brother FEAR.

bigabyte
01-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Welcome to the nuthouse!:cool: By the way, the more you Q, the harder and harder it will be to find good BBQ restaurants.:wink:

Brauma
01-06-2009, 08:12 PM
Welcome aboard, FEAR!

chromesporty
01-06-2009, 08:46 PM
Welcome!

BBQ Grail
01-06-2009, 08:53 PM
Welcome!

So, you bought primo oval and dove in head first! I hope you wore a helmet!

Bob S
01-06-2009, 08:55 PM
Welcome Fear!

Desert Dweller
01-06-2009, 09:10 PM
welkum...

Big George's BBQ
01-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Welcome This is a great place

NotleyQue
01-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Welcome Fear.
Like the Avitar

bowhnter
01-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Welcome! Recent XL owner myself

PaPaQ
01-06-2009, 09:32 PM
Welcome to the forum!

slat
01-06-2009, 09:48 PM
Welcome Brother.

keend
01-06-2009, 10:47 PM
Welcome, grab a cold one and light a fire.

Rookie'48
01-06-2009, 10:51 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

Welcome to the nuthouse!:cool: By the way, the more you Q, the harder and harder it will be to find good BBQ restaurants.:wink:

And truer words ^^^^^ were never spoken :biggrin:

moocow
01-07-2009, 12:43 AM
Welcome

Hachie Qer
01-07-2009, 09:51 AM
welcome fellow noob

Divemaster
01-07-2009, 11:43 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember there is no 12 step program for us!!!

Kind of new to BBQ. I ended up buying a Primo Oval and dove in head first. I have not competed except for some loud mouth friends that talk a big game. Mostly its an excuse to be outside and knock a few back. One thing though, its really hard to find a good BBQ joint around here. Maybe too far north i don't know??
Trust me, I know that feeling...


Have you checked out the LTH forums (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/index.php)? There is a lot of info there about local restaurants. Out of the BBQ places, the ones that get the most coverage are Smoque (http://www.smoquebbq.com/), Honey 1 (http://www.honey1bbq.com/), Lem's (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=79247) and Barbara Ann's (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4137). The last three are in tough neighborhoods. Smoque is on the near north side of the city. I haven't tried any of them yet.
I've tried 'Smoque', I wasn't impressed (I feel like Guy Fieri let me down.... (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39915&highlight=smoque) )

Of course, the best BBQ in the Chicago area is in Batavia, in my back yard :-D
I'm available this weekend.....

You do know that I am going to take you up on this some day my coffee swilling friend. :wink:
Heck, I live closer and still haven't tried it....

By the way, the more you Q, the harder and harder it will be to find good BBQ restaurants.:wink:
You are soooooooo right my friend!

Westexbbq
01-07-2009, 11:48 AM
Welcome to the camp,
FEAR.
Enjoy.

Harbormaster
01-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Good to have you FEAR.
A recent aquaintance reminded me of an old saying about backyard Q: "The worst you make is the best many will ever have."
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Mad Max
01-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Welcome Fear.

outside ed
01-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Good morning and welcome.

NeoTrout
01-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Howdy & welcome. I'm with RonL. When I get BBQ at places around here I'm usually not that impressed. The backyard is best and the beer is cheaper!:icon_cool

Cabntmkr1
01-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the 'net!