DeBlogs > Logan Paluch > Beans n Cornbread
By Logan Paluch /
April 11, 2018 /
Posted in: Life in Chicago /
I have found my go-to joints for many different types of cravings: Chinese food, tacos, fried chicken, burgers, etc. However, I did not find a BBQ place that I could depend on. Granted, I did not try a whole lot of BBQ places in Chicago, I have definitely found a contender. Not too far from me is Wrigley BBQ, located off of Addison and Broadway. There are many components to a good barbeque such as the sides, the sauce, the beverages, but none more important than the meat. No amount of sauce could cover up dry or wrongfully cooked meat.
At Wrigley BBQ I tried the brisket and pulled pork sandwich, topped with coleslaw with a side of their Carolina Vinegar BBQ sauce, fried pickles, and a sweet tea. The sandwich itself was pretty good, the brisket and pork were cooked perfectly. The slaw was not the best I’ve had, but it complimented the sandwich well. The standout of my meal were the deep fried pickles. Most places will fry up pickle slices, thus resulting almost in a pickle chip. Wrigley BBQ fries up pickles spears (pickles cut from top to bottom rather than slicing the sides). What you get is a pickle french fry rather than a chip and the result is surprisingly different, yet more delicious. Wrigley BBQ is a promising barbeque joint I will follow up with again, but the search for THE barbeque place is still underway.