Finally, good BBQ in Chicago!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by daveinchicago, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. daveinchicago

    daveinchicago Newbie

    Hi all, new to the forum however I have been reading them for years--figured it was time to sign up.  Live in Chicago for the last 12 years, originally from Kansas City.  Been eating BBQ since I was in diapers and trying to keep the KC love alive in Chicago.  Firm believer that KC is the best Q in the world, and will debate it until I die.  Been doing my own cooking for the last 4-5 years.  Grew up with it, however after moving to Chicago, it became a little harder.  Hard to set up your cook without a yard, but I managed.  Have used various styles but mainly vertical smokers---because of restrictions in Chicago, they have been propane fired but after moving to a new place, my options have opened up a little.  I pride myself on my ribs and pork, however have done salmon, pheasant, trout, brisket, burnt ends, sausage and who knows what else. I am in the market right now for a new drum/firebox style so we'll see how that goes. Hopefully I can ramp it up if I upgrade things.  Can't fit a whole brisket in my smoker now, so that will be task #1.

    PS, there is still no good BBQ in Chicago.  I have had some good places, but I am dying for some down-home places like what I grew up with. 

    PPS, since everyone always wants to know, the best BBQ in Kansas City is, in order---BB's Lawnside, Jackstack, Oklahoma Joe's, Woodyard, and LC's. And the best sauce will always be Gates.
     
  2. Good evening and welcome, post some pictures of what you decide on and some of those great Ribs !  Glad to have you here. I like KC BBQ but I'm partial to Texas style.

    Gary S
     

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