Dude, Where'd My Summer Go?
I have come to a conclusion that a "summer" in Chicago is in actuality, a three month break from winter. I'm always amused by the bombardment of ads on television and radio around this time of summer, mid-august, that we "gotta get out there and soak up the last rays of summer before winter rears it's ugly head again." Hello! It's still August. We haven't even given the frickin' birds a chance to fly back south before we start pulling out our parkas and snow boots. Putting the chains back onto our tires and stock piling a three year supply of salt for the sidewalks. So, live in the now and do enjoy the weather that we have and is still yet to be enjoyed. Don't worry about winter until it's here. Get out of the house, head to some of my favorite BBQ joints in the city. Where you can mop on the BBQ sauce while you soak up some sun. These are a few of my favorite BBQ joints with good eatin' and even better seatin'.
Andy's Top Five BBQ Joints
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About Andy Farriester
Andy Farriester resides in Chicago with his partner, Russell and their dog Reggie.
A southern boy at heart from Arkansas, Andy is proud to call Chicago home. On his spare time you can catch Andy eating and when not eating he is usually deep in thought about eating. After a short stint at Southwest Missouri State University in the heart of the Ozarks studying acting, Andy moved to the Windy City with hopes of stardom.
Since that didn't happen as soon as he would have liked, he has since pursued other interest, one of them pretending to be Phil Vettel on various web sites throughout the city.
With his head in the clouds constantly pondering the important role that food and communal dining has had on our culture, Andy hopes that he can only add to that wonderful thing we like to call "going out to eat."