A Chicago Pork & Whiskey Tour
Ribs, bacon, bourbon and beyond...
We've got the low down on everything with bacon you should eat at DMK's BBQ joint, including this bacon, onion and potato parfait.
Everything with bacon you should eat at DMK's BBQ joint
If Chipotle had a baby with a BBQ joint, Blackwood BBQ and its mix-and-match counter-service would be the result. We recommend the pulled pork with Chicago sauce, sweet cheddar cornbread, and cole slaw.
If Chipotle had a baby with a BBQ joint...
Tommy Knuckles Tavern & Lounge
Tommy Knuckles' The Zeitgeist (whiskey, blue Curacao, lemon, bitters) appropriately translates to “the spirit of the time”, the time in this case being happy hour.
Dip into Gallery Bar's Swimming Pig, jumbo shrimp, pork belly, garlic-chile rice noodles, and mango gastrique.
Admire beer cocktails & pork-packed street food
Homestead on the Roof
Homestead's The Weston: a bourbon cocktail with Dark Matter coffee essence coated in pipe-tobacco spray.
Homestead - Eat - Thrillist Chicago
25 Degrees Restaurant
Smalls brines their pork in garlic, jalapeno, brown sugar, and Squirt, then smokes it for 12hrs, and serves it with green papaya slaw accompanied by five-spice frites and your choice of Sriracha mayo, bacon mustard, or banana ketchup.
Smalls - This Filipino smoke shack knows how to use bacon
The Bentley Tavern
Behold: Bentley Tavern's Bentley Burger--layers of grass-fed beef, pork belly, 8yr-aged cheddar, chanterelles, house-made pickles, and some veggies (sigh, fine!) on a pretzel roll.
A carnivore's guide to The Bentley Tavern
The NOSH at Wicker Park
Mixteco Grill’s pork torta is packed with black beans, poblano, red onions marinated in orange juice, chipotle mayonnaise, and habaneros. As Ken Griffey Jr. might say, “It’s like there’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited,” but probably not in one take.
Polanco Classic Latino Steakhouse
Polanco's Pork Wings (actually a shank cooked carnitas-style) are just one stop on our Nose-to-Tail pork guide of Chicago!
Eat your way around Chicago with this nose-to-tail pork guide
Served in custom glasses, the Dusek's punch mixes bourbon, lemon, raw sugar, dark ale, and nutmeg.
Bowls of booze & beer-backed bites from the Longman & Eagle folks
Honky Tonk BBQ
As you work your way up to Honky Tonk’s slow-smoked pulled pork, the perfect pig gateway drug is a plate of maple syrup-coated, thick-cut pork belly...aka Bacon Candy.
Pickle tots & bacon candy: Chicago's best bar snacks
The Haute & The Dog
The Haute & The Dog's Green Chili Mac & Cheese Dog combines Albuquerque flavor with a quintessential comfort food...You won't believe the toppings this place has for their tube steaks.
Dressed-up dogs on Damen
The Haute & The Dog
A must at David Burke's pork emporium: five-spice dry-aged duck bun with Chinese bacon, hoisin sauce, cucumber & cilantro.
All the bacon at David Burke's pork emporium
Hoppin' Hots' Sassy Hot tosses more sass than Pam Grier in her prime with chorizo, jalapeños, cheddar sauce, crushed avocado, pepitas, and a fried egg all atop a sturdy potato bun nestled next to a batch of hand-cut fries.