THE BEST HOT LINKS, RIB TIPS AND SMOKED BRISKET IN TOWN
Chicago’s proximity to Memphis, St. Louis and Kansas City make it a melting pot of ‘cue styles. Read on to find the best spots to get your smoked-meat fix.
The perfect mix of saucy meat and live country music make this a popular River North spot (there’s another massive outpost in Rosemont too). If you can stomach the crowds sucking down frozen pomegranate margaritas (they really are delicious, so we recommend joining them), there is noteworthy BBQ to be had at this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and music hall.
Must-order: Berkshire pulled pork
435 N. Clark St.; 312-610-4200