While any Zoltar machine would tell you going big is always a good idea, the folks behind long-running Lincoln Park pizzeria Bricks didn't need a vaguely racist depiction of a gypsy seer to tell them to do so with Big Bricks. A bi-level 180-seater, BB sports a throwback tin ceiling, retro beer swag surrounding a mahogany bar, and a high-capacity smoker so massive they had to bring in a crane to lower it in, although he just ended up psychoanalyzing everyone and blathering about wine, as ever.
Putting their 200-rib-rack capacity to good use, they'll be hickory-smoking loads of St. Louis-style baby backs, chicken, brisket, and pork shoulder, as well as seafood selections like salmon filets, and smoked shrimp grits, as Joe Pesci was technically en fuego during that part of the trial. They're also throwing said proteins onto the pies with the ham/red pepper/artichoke Bezerkeley, the bacon & chicken club-sandwich-style Petulama, and an "all the meats, lots of cheese" concoction dubbed the Ditka, meaning there'll probably be some left over for your Fridge.
The 90-strong beer program (20 drafts) is divvied up largely between American craft and Belgian selections, and keep an eye out for the owner's personal stock of aged kegs including Sierra Nevada Celebration and Bigfoot, who Zoltar would probably tell you doesn't exist, but seriously, are you going to trust a gypsy?
Published: February 13, 2012 at 4:00am EST
3830 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60613
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