The basics: This old-school ‘cue shop offers more than a few incentives to make the trek out to the far Northwest side. For starters, there’s the requisite pulled pork, baby back ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, and brisket, all prepared with the signature touch of a seasoned pitmaster. Add to that smoked salmon, overstuffed burritos, Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, smoked Polish sausage, and Cheerwine on draft and you’ll wonder why any other joint even bothers serving lunch.
What the experts say: “Chicago has so many diverse neighborhoods and the restaurants that feed them also highlight these diverse flavors,” says Christian Eckmann, executive chef-partner of Bub City, backing up this staple’s smorgasbord of meaty offerings. “Around the city you can find everything from solid Chinese BBQ to Southern-style BBQ, Korean BBQ to Caribbean, and so much more.”
How to book: Stop by for counter service, call 773-628-7870 or order online for take-out.