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Chicago BBQ related shops??

SWMBO is dragging me into Chicago in mid February.  Are there any well equipped BBQ related shops in the Schaumberg area that might be worth checking out?  We will also be going to Chinatown and I will be buying charcoal at Berger Bros.  Save a man from perishing of boredom. 

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 600
    good question... cant think of anywhere off the top of my head out that way but i am sure there is or someone will chime in.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,275
    The Spice House on north Wells St. has some pretty good rubs. I have enjoyed their Bronzeville mix very much.

    Not exactly BBQ, and I don't know if your travel circumstances will allow, but I go to Chi just to stock up on sausages. Gene's Deli (2 locations, great Kiszka, if they have it), Paulina Mrkt (many many varieties, all good that i have had), Publican Quality Meats (trendy, but what I've had was exceptionally good.)
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
    To piggy back off the last post, every time I'm in Chicago I make sure to pickup some Half Acre and Pipeworks beers.  Also it's a must to have a Pequod's pie at least once during every trip.

    Enjoy!
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 3,052
    I agree, bring the sausages home to BBQ and eat Steaks or Italian while in Chicago. An Italian beef sangwich from Al's is up there with most BBQ.
                                                                        
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
    This place seems to be pretty good.


    http://biggreeneggchicago.com/
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 600

    @yemtrey- that is where i bought my egg.  that is on the north side of the city and not close at all to schaumburg.. if the OP is going to Berger- that would put it within reach though.

     

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,729
    XLBalco said:

    @yemtrey- that is where i bought my egg.  that is on the north side of the city and not close at all to schaumburg.. if the OP is going to Berger- that would put it within reach though.

     

    Cool.  I was just doing a simple google search and trying to find some places.  Thanks for that info.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 600

    they are the one that pushed me over the buying edge into getting an egg.. they held a little demo at carmichael's steakhouse and it made a believer out of my wife.

    im in the sw burbs and i have yet to find a nice bbqstore... there is one way up in winetka called backyard bbq store and everytime i am up that way for work i make it a point to go in there and get some dizzy pig.. they have a nice spread in there of accessories.

  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    This is where i got my egg.

    http://www.backyardbbqstore.com/

    It is a pretty good place to get BBQ stuff.  It is in Wilmette.  Probably about a 45minute drive from Schaumburg.  The spice house also has a location in Evanston, which is close to Wilmette.

  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 600
    that is who i was referring to...  not in winetka but wilmette
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