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BBQ? In Pilsen? This Weekend? I'm There!!

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 16, 2007 4:00PM

2007_08_honytonkbbq.jpgA few weeks back in one of the "Friday Buffet" installments we wrote about Honky Tonk BBQ, a vendor that's been traveling around the street fair circuit all summer serving up some decent barbecue, but nothing that makes us start searching for superlatives to describe it. We've attributed that to them traveling around, spending full weekends with the same stuff to sell to passers-by who might be more interested in purely bacchanalian pursuits. Our suspicion is that, once they officially open to the public in September, Smoque might be in for some serious competition for the attentions of foodies and BBQ enthusiasts.

We spent some time last Saturday walking around North Halsted Market Days and ran into Willie Wagner and the Honky Tonk BBQ folks, who said that they're hosting a soft preview of their full menu starting today at their home base in Pilsen. We're going to see if our instinct is correct, and if you find yourself down there enjoying some good 'cue, say "hello" or "you suck" or whatever. We'll also have a full review of Honky Tonk BBQ next week.