There's nothing like finding a good barbeque joint.
I'm not saying we've been searching here forever in Chicago, but we really haven't noticed too many barbeque places. Remarkably the first one we tried--Smokin' T's Barbeque in Long Grove--served up some darn good BBQ.
The pulled pork was smoked just right. We loved how the meat was served dry so you could smother with your own personal choice of homemade sauces. North Carolina Vinegar sauce mixed with the Hot n Sweet sauce was perfect for the pulled pork sandwich. The mustard-based baked beans were delicious, and nothing like your traditional beans out of a can.
Though it does everything right with the food, Smokin' T's isn't your typical Barbeque dive. It's actually really nice inside with massive wooden tables and trendy décor. It's not just beer on tap. Wine and liquor are available too.
We will return to Smokin' T's. That says a lot because the MacKaben family rarely eats at a restaurant twice.