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New BBQ Joint – Real Urban BBQ – Highland Park, Illinois

From the mouth of comes news that there’s a new BBQ Joint that opened November 12th in Highland Park, Illinois called Real Urban BBQ.

From Real Urban’s website, “After a lifetime of running Chicago’s finest restaurants, Jeff Shapiro brings his passion to life! It all started here in Highland Park, at the original Stash’s over 34 years ago. During this period Jeff has developed concepts, menus, recipes and an obsession for BBQ. The obsession has caused him to travel through the Midwest, the Carolinas, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. The BBQ fever also caused Jeff to start competing in the BBQ circuit. After developing a bbq team called Dr. Deckle & Mr. Hide and getting some trophies and recognition, it was time! So after extensive research on developing sauces and rubs, we strive to bring you the best Real Urban Barbecue.”

(A blurry shot, but nonetheless you can tell that’s a great batch of pork shoulders smoking away).

Since it’s brand new I don’t have any feedback on the BBQ, but if you’ve been, please let me know what you think and I’ll post the details.

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Posted in BBQ Joints on by kevin - Comments (3)


  1. “Real” barbeque is NOT accomplished with manufactured sawdust pellets and electric coils. What an embarrassment.

    Comment by Tim Lawrence — November 19, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  2. the food is out of this world

    Comment by rcb — December 4, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  3. It is hard to beleive that someone would think “REAL” barbeque in not accomplished using pellets for the smoke and fuel source of the smoker. The Kansas City Barbeque Society which sanctions competition barbeque contests aound the country allows pellet fired smokers in their contests and are known as the authority on barbeque. Pellet smokers make a great consistant product, which Real Urban will be known for.

    Comment by Stuart — December 13, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

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