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Boston BBQ

JeffB | May 21, 2003 12:40 PM

I ran past this cool looking old place where Grand passes Chicago on my way to Humboldt park. When I stepped in, I saw that it does not serve BBQ, but is instead an old Italian beef stand. Later I returned for a beef, hot and sweet dipped. Other than Johnnies and the original Al's, this is among the best beef I've had. Good depth of flavor, and the beef is shaved very thin. Of course, I walked in the footsteps of Rob, who has noted it in the past. Boston BBQ deserves a try for a few reasons: good beef and hot peppers, Green Mill/Margies Candies level signage and architecture, and relative ease of access from the Loop or North Side. This is the kind of place that might be considered a "treasure" in other cities, but appears to be another establishment that time forgot here in Chicago. BTW, Augusta, the south boundary of Humboldt Park deserves some exploration. Several bodegas there appear to sell prepared comida criolla.

Boston Bar-B-Q
2932 W. Chicago Ave.
(773) 486-9536

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