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DINING DELIGHTS | West Suburban Barbecue Favorites


WESTERN SUBURBS – August brings our last summer month for outdoor dining and backyard barbecues, so be sure to bring the sunshine to Steamboat BBQ in Wheaton and enjoy what is touted as some of the best barbecue in town at one of their outdoor picnic tables. Steamboat BBQ specializes in smoked meats cooked daily using fresh-cut hickory wood and spice blends to produce the finest, authentic, southern style BBQ possible accompanied by a wide selection of sauces ranging from very sweet to hot-n-spicy.

The ribs are the main attraction at Gematos Wood Pit BBQ in Naperville. They are perfectly seasoned and fall off the bone and it is said that the BBQ chicken and the Brisket are just as mouth- watering. A hand pulled pork sandwich follows the BBQ line-up. The menu is diverse offering many Greek and traditional foods such as, Gyros, Burgers, Philly Steak, and Salads.

Firewater BBQ and Brew is Geneva’s newest barbecue restaurant offering outdoor dining and the flavors, traditions and hospitality of Southern style BBQ. Enjoy all natural baby back ribs that are hand rubbed and slow smoked, as well as 100% ground Angus brisket burgers, smoked sausage, pulled chicken, and pulled pork. Firewater also carries local and regional craft beers that pair perfectly with their craft barbecue.

Although summer means on-the-go to baseball games, pools, and parks, you can take your barbecue with you at Smokey’s Wood Pit BBQ in Yorkville drive through. Call ahead for even faster pickup and grab and go! Smokey's Wood Pit features Chicago Style Favorites and Authentic BBQ slow cooked, smoked in house, at fair prices.

After a long day out, you might just want to eat a family meal in the comforts of your own home. With just 24 hour notice, Picken’s Place can provide a true Texas BBQ experience to Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Hinsdale and nearby areas. -Kristen Kucharski

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