County Barbecue: Take Your ‘Que

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You’re always looking for the perfect place to keep the party going following a big Bulls or Blackhawks win. Little Italy is only a five-minute ride from Chicago’s United Center, putting County Barbeque in easy reach for your next post-game get-together. Grab the round table in the center of the room and start off with some refreshing whiskey cocktails. An Old Fashioned (a classic featuring rye, bitters, sugar, and water), or a house special like the Cornbread Moon, with bourbon, bourbon-barrel-aged maple syrup, lemon, and allspice dram, will keep you smiling as you peruse the menu. Drinks in hand, get the food parade going with the infamous bacon-and-barbecue parfait: deep layers of cheddar grits, pulled pork, and bacon in a shot glass. (Seriously, how amazing does that sound?) You’ll be harder pressed to make your entrée choices when there’s veal brisket and smoked St. Louis-style spareribs on the menu. Fortunately, County makes decisions easier by offering a tasting menu that’s $18 per person. You’ll get the spareribs, plus Texas-style brisket, spicy hot links, and smoked chicken that you can drizzle with house-made barbecue sauces. Add a few sides (smoked pork hush puppies, seared kale, cheddar grits) and you’re all set. And don’t worry about your table being too loud, that’s encouraged here. Booming funk beats serve as a great soundtrack for festive occasions, like another W for Chicago’s own.

County Barbeque

1352 W Taylor St Chicago IL 60607

(312) 929-2528

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