As I’ve mentioned a few times recently, it really does seem like Chicago is becoming a hot bed for BBQ. There have been the go to places like Smoque BBQ and Honey 1 BBQ for a little while now, but there does seem to be a evergrowing new crop of what some might call ‘up scale’ or ‘urban’ BBQ joints hitting the scene. Jeff Ruby from Chicago Magazine did a great piece (and detailed reviews) of 3 newcomers.
The three featured are Charlie McKenna’s Lillie’s Q, Lee Ann Whippen’s (featured on BBQ Pitmasters Season 1) Chicago Q, and the newest entry by restauranteurs Tizi Melloul’s Steven Ford, Michael Schimmel, and Jason Heiman Pork Shoppe.
Read the all three pages online here
See all my BBQ joints from Illinois here