Talk about a no-brainer: There's no better way to celebrate summer than with a big ol' plate of delicious 'cue, whether it's spicy brisket, dry-rub chicken or baby-back ribs with a side of grits.
Oddly, given our city's prodigious appetite for hearty eats, the barbecue scene was long regarded as a bit lacking. But, when the revolution came, it hit fast and hard, and there are now far more places to enjoy world-class barbecue in the city than even just a few years ago. So, sit down and bib-up as we take a tour of some of Chicago's most delicious new and classic barbecue destinations. Wet-Naps not included.