A few days ago, a good friend posted photos of rather appetizing barbecue dishes on her Facebook page. Come to find out that it was at a restaurant that her cousin owns. I was excited until I saw that it was in the far South Suburbs. That meant driving through downtown Chicago’s mixing bowl, which is a test of your patience and the soundproofing in your car to mute the screaming. But the food looked so good. So, I dashed through the mixing bowl and way off the map to get some sauce on my fingers.
Chicken Tips with Heat Barbecue Sauce Located at 100 Nugent Street in Glenwood, Illinois, is a quaint barbecue restaurant that has spacious seating and a full bar. Having gone through a revamp, the restaurant was still having a soft open. That meant being able to enjoy much of the menu without a crowd. And once they get word of how tasty the barbecue is, there will be a crowd indeed.
Smoked Chicken Wings I ordered chicken tips with heat barbecue sauce. These came with fries that they drizzled with more of the barbecue sauce. From the first bite, it became apparent that the chicken could have been enjoyed without the sauce. There was a jerk flavor to them that my Jamaican half loved. However, the heat barbecue sauce was out of this world. There was not a taste as if it had come from a bottle and the heat was enough to have a bite without taking over. I was won over.
Macaroni and Cheese Because I had an intense hunger, I also ordered smoked chicken wings with macaroni and cheese and baked beans. Also served with fries, the wings and the fries were drizzled with more heat barbecue sauce. The wings didn’t just have a hint of smoky flavor to them. They had been smoked proper and it was evident in each bite. The beauty of it was that the smoke played extremely well with the barbecue sauce. Adding to that the macaroni and cheese was of the variety that you get Down South with bubbly cheese on top and the baked beans had to have been prepared from scratch, not from a can.
Baked Beans I have had my share of barbecue throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina. I have also had the attempts at several restaurants dotted throughout other states. One thing I must say about Krazy Hog Barbecue is they are true to the craft. Add to that outstanding service and they’re sure to be a favorite. When the grand opening happens and the lines start to get longer, there will be countless individuals attesting to having had the best barbecue in Metro Chicago. I say this as a sane and rational man. I’m not krazy.