10 самых вкусных мест с барбекю в Чикаго

На барбекю у меня рефлекс, как у собаки Павлова! Только мой нос учует запах жареного на гриле мяса,  как тут же ноги сами поворачивают на этот запах.

Лето невозможно представить без шашлыков, ребрышек на гриле или куриных крылышек, прокопченых на дыме. Американцы называют все эти кулинарные деликатесы одним булькающим словом – БАРБЕКЮ!

Кстати, само слово впервые упоминается в книге Хроника Перу Сьеса де Леона еще в 1553 году как испанское barbacoa.

Итак, самые вкусные барбекю в Чикаго.

1. Pork Shoppe.

New kid on the block, Pork Shoppe, looks and feels like a traditional barbecue joint from its rusted communal tables, brown paper towels and no nonsense – take a number and be ready to order – attitude. But if it's good pork barbecue that your looking for Pork Shoppe has your number. What could be better than their slowly smoked meat, topped with your choice of sweet, tangy or wicked sauces (a habanero firebrand) washed down with a craft beer or bourbon chaser? Open lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Sundays.

2755 W. Belmont (between California and Washenaw). 773 961 7654.

2. Barbara Ann's.

This South Side carryout has been around for a long time – almost as long as the the Beach Boys song of the same name. Barbara Ann's was founded in 1967 by Mississippi native Delars Bracy who named it after his daughter, Barbara Ann – who is now the owner. The food is slow cooked in hot smoke over an oak, charcoal and hickory fire. The all-female pit crew turns out links, tips, ribs, and a variety of other mouth-watering pork creations. You go to Barbara Ann's for the food which has been described as "good as hell."

7617 S Cottage Grove Ave. (between 76th St & 77th St). 773 651 5300.

3. Lillie's  Q.

Fans of North Carolina style 'que can thank Lillie's Q for bringing this flavor up north. Lillie's meats get the pat down with "Carolina Dirt" – a specially tweaked dry rub.  After the "dirt" settles some are glazed and others can be topped with one (or more) of their five unique sauces – available at the table. The space is an inviting rustic urban mix with exposed ducts, brick walls, metal chairs and wooden tables. 

1856 W. North Avenue (at Wolcott) 773 772 5500.

4. Twin Anchors.

Twin Anchors, a Chicago original since 1932, is almost as famous for its love affair with Frank Sinatra as its' ribs. Twin Anchors was Sinatra's kind of restaurant and he always made a point to stop by with his buddies when he was in town. Although the menu offers many choices, if you want a true taste of Chicago – go for the ribs.

1655 N. Sedwick St. (at Eugenie St.) 312 266 1616.

5. Smoque BBQ.

This Northwest Chicago BBQ has craved a niche for itself with barbecue aficionados from near and far. Famous for its' slow, very slow (12 hours), smoked Texas style 'cue, this eat-in, take-out spot is sure to please. Equally good is the pulled pork or brisket topped with a sweet slightly tangy sauce. The ribs are juicy and tender. Don't forget to save room for the peach cobbler.

3800 N. Pulaski (at Grace and just off the Kennedy at Irving Park). 773 545 7427.

6. Smoke Daddy.

This Wicker Park winner offers an awesome combo – blues and 'cues. Enjoy live music nightly along with a bad ass menu of wood-smoked goodies topped with a trifecta of sauces anxious to please Carolina, Memphis or Kansas City BBQ lovers. Smoke Daddy's is a "neighborhood" joint complete with low lights, a corrugated aluminum bar and a 50's vibe.

1804 W. Division (at Wood) 773 772 6656.

7. Gale Street Inn.

Gale Street Inn entered the world in 1964 as a neighborhood secret famous for their fall-off-the-bone ribs. Still famous for their ribs, there are many other choices including a popular Chicken Tomatillo soup and "good pours for the money" cocktails. Monday night special: Get a full rack of ribs with choice of side for $18.95 (23.95 regular price) plus live jazz.

4914 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773 725 1300.

8. Honky Tonk BBQ.

Deep in the heart of Pilsen, you'll think you've just landed in Cajun country or Texas with Honky Tonk's green fried tomatoes, cornbread and bourbon specialties – and, oh yes, BBQ. The piggy-themed interior points to the pulled pork sandwiches as the way to go but all the other BBQ options are available from ribs to brisket. Another favorite is their Bacon Candy.

1213 W. 18th Street (at Racine). 312 226 7427.

9. Robinson's Ribs.

Robinson's Ribs in Lincoln Park, was the hands-down winner of Chicago columnist Mike Royko's first Ribfest in 1982 with Charlie Robinson's recipe for dry rub smoked baby back ribs and it is still pulling them in. You may want to make your order to go unless the weather is nice. Then you can BYO and sit out on the patio. They also deliver. Go to the Lincoln Park location for the real thing or stop by their always present booth at The Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.

655 W. Armitage, 312 337 1399.

10. Honey 1 BBQ.

Honey 1's claim to fame is "real smoke and no joke." The first thing you see when you enter this BBQ emporium is their glassed-in smoker and a pile of hickory. Pitmaster Robert Adams describes the style as "traditional Arkansas wood-smoked BBQ." Diners have a choice of hot or mild sauce, homemade by Mrs. A. Dine-in, carry-out,

2241 N. Western Ave. (773) 227 5130.


И еще пару классных местечек:

Chicago q

1160 N Dearborn St

Chicago, IL 60610

 (312) 642-1160

Fat Willy’s Rib Shack

2416 W Schubert Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

 (773) 782-1800

Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse

6954 N Western Ave

Chicago, IL 60645

(773) 675-1410

Smokin’ Woody’s BBQ

4160 N Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 880-1100

Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed


3411 N Broadway St

Chicago, IL 60657

 (773) 661-6384

 Wrigley BBQ


3555 N Broadway

Chicago, IL 60657

 (773) 472-1227 

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