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Do This: Satisfy Your Pork Lust

By Caitlin Klein in Food on Dec 9, 2010 8:40PM


Anyone with a pulse in Chicago knows that 2010 was the Year of Barbecue. With the opening of heavy hitters like Lillie’s Q, Chicago Q, and Ole Hardwood crowding in on long-time darlings like Robinson’s, Honey One, and Fat Willy’s, you can’t swing a dead cat pig in this city without hitting another BBQ joint. Not that we’re upset about that. So now that it’s finally the end of the year and things are settling down, what can you do to keep the porcine love alive? The city's barbecue restaurants are stepping up to distinguish themselves and compete for your business, so take advantage.

We recently got word that perennial favorite The Smoke Daddy is selling smoked hams this year for your holiday feasting. The hams are a half of a whole semi-boneless ham and weigh 8 pounds, which is the same weight as many newborn babies and much more delicious. The hams come uncut so you can impress all your party guests by carving right at the table with that electric knife you got for Christmas (watch your fingers.) Smoke Daddy’s tells us that the hams are smoked with hardwood fruit woods - specifically, apple and cherry. Each ham should serve 10-16 people. They’ll run you $49, and if you’re getting one, please please please invite us over.