- The Scene
From toddlers to frat boys to cardigan-wearing grandmothers, just about everyone seems to dig this south suburban Bridgeview eater. In the atrium-style space with high ceilings and tall windows loaded with faux foliage, diners order food from one counter and grab beers at the bar. Sports fans and news hounds keep an eye on one of the seven TVs scattered around the room. Food delivery is lightning-quick, which keeps regulars happy and eager to return.
Messy, fall-off-the-bone baby backs slathered with spicy brow-mopping barbecue sauce are the must-have here. Crunchy potato pockets filled with cheese and jalapenos are satisfying alternatives to poppers, while lemony, roasted chicken oreganato alongside orzo-laced, rosemary-chicken soup comforts with pizzazz. Calorie counting? Bite into the lean, pulled pork sandwich or the feta-flecked Greek salad with piquant red wine vinaigrette. For dessert, chuck the diet and indulge in the luxe, exceedingly dense banana cream pie parfait layered with custard and bananas and sprinkled with cinnamon.
- Barbecue Food 2007