Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Restaurant – Wood Dale

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A couple weeks ago some friends and I spent a nice day over at Top Golf. We had some beers, hit some golf balls, and enjoyed some delicious, yet dumb, single-serve nachos. What I failed to mention in that previous post about that day was that after we ate the nachos and were totally unsatisfied, we decided […]

Incredible Ribs, Delicious Pizza, and Donuts for Dessert at Bar Siena Chicago

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Babysitter, check. Reservations, Check. Available friends, check. Time for a night out in the city. We had attempted to make it down to Bar Siena, in Chicago’s West Loop, a couple months ago, but when you have kids (especially kids in daycare), there’s a good chance they are going to get sick when you have […]

BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket at Stormy’s Tavern in Northfield

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Who would have thought that Stormy’s Tavern and Grille in Northfield would have ribs that rival some of the best I’ve had in Chicago. Under the guidance of “BBQ Master” Eric Jordan, Stormy’s is delivering amazing BBQ ribs, pulled pork and brisket every Sunday afternoon. I haven’t had the greatest luck finding solid BBQ, especially […]

Beer and BBQ in Evanston at Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

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A couple months ago a new restaurant appeared in Evanston; until the day it opened, we had no idea it was even coming to the area. We finally got to check out Smylie Brothers Brewing Company last night and were pleasantly surprised. There are definitely some areas where they could use improvement, but it’s a […]

Chicago North Center Ribfest 2014

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This past weekend was Chicago’s North Center Neighborhood’s 16th annual Ribfest. Ribfest is one of Chicago’s largest, most popular street fests during the summer… and for good reason. Delicious, delicious ribs, slathered in even more delicious BBQ sauce that stretches for what seems like forever. That may sound like the most amazing thing in the […]