Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to get barbecue in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to get barbecue in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

Where is the best place to get barbecue in Chicago?

“Hawthorne’s Backyard, West Chicago. In an industrial park, of all places, just south of North Avenue. Well worth the drive – primo pork! (Try the poetically-named Pork Plate.) You can also join their volleyball league in the summer, to work off some of the BBQ from your pork butt.” — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

“Hecky’s. Next best-Best BBQ, 115th and I 57.” — John Chatz, It’s Never Just Black And White

“Smoque. Although I miss Pork Shoppe because even though not the absolute best it was very good and also very close to my house.” — Kim Z. Dale, Listing Beyond Forty

“Hecky’s BBQ in Evanston.” — Jessica Gardner, Little Merry Sunshine

“BBQ Supply Co. in Rogers Park (also Hyde Park). Hands down.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“You mean there is a place other than Barn & Company in Lincoln Park? Who knew?” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now

“I love Carson’s Ribs. I have only been to the one in Deerfield though.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“We don’t eat BBQ often but I have to mention Cho Sun Ok at 4200 N. Lincoln only because it always has a line out the door and onto the street. We live in the neighborhood and so have often driven past and noted that it’s gotta be great just based on those lines. I just googled it and the highly respected Michelin folks gave it a stellar revue.” — Floyd Sullivan, Waiting4Cubs

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