Holiday Sweepstakes: You Could Win* a KitchenAid 7-Qt. Pro Line Stand Mixer and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:

Discover the unexpected in the Chicago Area. Explore All of Chicago
Restaurants & Bars 3

Smoque & Chicago BBQ

Chico | Jul 9, 200703:20 PM

Finally made it there for some takeout this weekend. I am a rib man so that's what I focus on. I had a rack of spare ribs and some sides not worth mentioning. (Ok, coleslaw, fries, and mac'n'cheese.)

These are the type of Ribs I like- smoked and dry rubbed. I feel sauce is for sissies or bad BBQ. However, these ribs while properly conceived, were just not up to snuff. The experienced execution was lacking. The ribs were actually quite bland- I sprinkled some of my own rub on them at home. They were also a bit stringy which indicated to me that they were not cooked as well as the could be.

Having concluded my tour of local BBQ spots (well, still need to pop-in the WF up on Peterson) I think that Honey1 could be my favorite. Heckys used to be my champ but it simply doesn't hold up w/o the awesome sauce. Honey1- while it falls into my "ghetto" bbq category- is still tasty w/ the sauce on the side and feels more authentic than Smoque.

Hot links are tasty too. I'll be back there soon.

Thanks for all the great recommendations.


Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions