Get the First Look at the Menu for Chicago's Windy City Smokeout 2018

Get the First Look at the Menu for Chicago's Windy City Smokeout 2018

The Daily Meal |
Lauren Knight |
Jun 27, 2018
Original Article: "Get the First Look at the Menu for Chicago's Windy City Smokeout 2018"

Legends and up-and-coming pitmasters serve up killer BBQ in Chicago.

Pull on your cowboy boots and grab a pocketful of moist towelettes: It’s time again for the annual Windy City Smokeout! The Chicago festival charges into its 6th year of celebrating the country’s best barbeque from July 13th to July 15th, presenting a lineup of legends and innovators ready and willing to deliver smoky, sticky, meaty goodness.

“It’s the best barbeque lineup in the world,” says chef Doug Psaltis of Lettuce Entertain You, chief pitmaster for the festival. “You have access to tastes from top pitmasters. Add to that an incredible lineup of craft beers and phenomenal country music acts, and it’s in a class of its own.”

The Windy City Smokeout continues to bring a barbeque experience unlike any other to Chicago. Legendary pitmasters Mike Mills of 17th Street BBQ, Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbeque, and four-time World BBQ Champion Myron Mixon will host an all-day extravaganza featuring a master class and an exclusive dinner, a killer opportunity for the true ‘que lover. A BBQ Brunch on Sunday will serve up a buffet-style feast featuring dishes from the festival’s participating restaurants, including a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar.

However, it’s the young up-and-comers that really have Psaltis excited this year. “These guys are taking the menu to the new forefront of barbeque,” he says. “They’ve learned from and been inspired by the legends, and they’ve built upon that foundation.” Look for the smoked al pastor taco from Leroy & Lewis BBQ, the fried ribs from Home Team BBQ, and the chicken legs with white sauce from Feges BBQ.

Returning pitmasters are also spicing up things with new, intriguing dishes. Ubon’s will be serving up a BBQ Portobello sandwich this year, and Fox Bros. Bar-BQ have a smoked hatch chile bologna sandwich to tempt you.

Non-barbeque vendors round out the lineup, offering a wide range of eats and treats to delight. Big Gay Ice Cream will be making its Windy City Smokeout debut, Sir Kensington’s will dole out lobster rolls and crab fries, and Pearl’s Southern Comfort will bring a taste of Cajun cooking.

Check out the full menu below and start making your list of must-eats! For tickets and more info, head to the Windy City Smokeout webpage.

Barbeque

Bub City: BBQ Pork Nachos, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pastrami Sandwich

Pappy’s Smokehouse: Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Whole Hog, Baked Beans

Salt Lick: Smoked Brisket, Smoked Pork Ribs, Coleslaw

Smoque: Smoked Pork Belly, Sliced Brisket, Coleslaw

Hogapalooza: Cherry Smoked Pulled Pork, Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Baked Beans

Ubon’s: BBQ Smoked Chicken, BBQ Portobello Sandwich, Bloody Mary Salad

17th Street BBQ: Smoked Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Brisket Nachos, Pit Beans

Peg Leg Porker: Pulled Pork, Smoked Yardbird, Jalapeño Cheese Grits

Fox Bros. Bar-BQ: Smoked Short Rib, Smoked Hatch Chile Bologna Sandwich, Frito Pie

Little Miss BBQ: Smoked Brisket, Smoked Salmon, Crispy Spam Potato Salad

Sam Jones BBQ: Chopped Pork Sliders, Smoked Turkey Breast

Martin’s BBQ: Smoked Whole Hog, Chicken Wings

Lillie’s Q: Baby Back Ribs, Walking in Memphis, Potato Salad

Against the Grain: Spare Ribs, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Gouda Grits

Leroy & Lewis BBQ: Smoked Al Pastor Taco, Smoked Tri-Tip, Sambal Cucumber Salad

Home Team BBQ: Fried Ribs, Chile-Brushed Tri-Tip Taco, Summer Pea Salad

Hometown BBQ: Pastrami Pork Belly, Short Ribs

Feges BBQ: Chicken Legs with White Sauce, Beef Belly Burnt Ends, Dirty Rice

Non-Barbeque

The Budlong Hot Chicken: Hot Chicken Tenders

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: Fruit Crisp, Key Lime Pie

Alexia French Fries Shack: Fries, Garlic Fries, Cheese Fries

Bub City Burgers: Smokeout Burger, Double Barrel Burger

Sir Kensington’s: Fried Chicken Sandwich with Ranch, Lobster Roll, Garlic Crab Fries

Mac Shack: Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Chipotle Mac

Big Gay Ice Cream: Ice Cream, Adult Shakes

Dino’s Tacos: Carnitas Verde, Loose Meat Taco, Guacamole & Chips, Elotes

Sprinkles Cupcakes: Red Velvet, Windy City Smokeout Old Fashioned

Wreckmann’s Wurst: Cheese Dog, Bratwurst, Frankfurt, Hot Pretzels with Mustard & Cheese Sauce

Jerk.: Jerk Wings, “Hot Peppa” Wings, Jerk Chicken Legs

Pearl’s Southern Comfort: Ragin’ Cajun Boil, Charbroiled Oysters

Beverages

Bub City Whiskey Bar: Summer Lemonade, Whiskey & Coke, Old Fashioned, Straight or On The Rocks

Three Dots & a Dash: Hurricane, Painkiller

La Colombe: Flavored Lattes, Cold Brew

Casamigos: Margarita, Paloma

Real Good Juice Co.: Sno Cones (Strawberry Honey Vanilla; Blueberry Honey Ginger), Cold Pressed Juices (Watermelon & Mint; Apple, Cucumber, Spinach, & Lemon; Filtered Water, Lemon, Cayenne, & Maple)

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