Food & Drink

A chosen BBQ spot in Lakeview

How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges? Can you be a closet claustrophobic? These are the conundrums adorning the walls of Milt's Barbeque for the Perplexed (attributed to the owner’s late philosopher-uncle for whom the place is named), where there's no debate about whether or not a BBQ joint can be kosher, because... that's what it is.Milt’s non-porcine meats hang out in a 1000lb smoker before making their way into dishes like this brisket chili with a mini skillet of corn bread.The titular Milt Burger is topped with said chili along with crispy onions, though in keeping with dietary restrictions, no cheese. Or Milt. But there is a side basket of sweet potato fries.These beef short ribs come with your choice of Memphis, Carolina, or Kansas City sauce, and cole slaw presents further choices: mayo- or vinegar-based. Not an option: bacon slaw.The Twixter (vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel liquor) fits into your "two for me, none for you" drinking philosophy, or nab a bourbon-enhanced Arnold Palmer.Once you're so full you're staring into space, divert your gaze to this all-Jewish All-Star team signed by baseball greats like Sandy Koufax, Kevin Youkilis, and Ryan Braun, whose tests came back negative, so everything's totally kosher.