Early this winter, Jerrod, R.J. and Molly Melman revitalized an old Lettuce Entertain You concept their pops pioneered in the late ’80s, giving it new life via a giant American flag constructed from beer cans over the bar, pop-country concert posters, and a stage for live twang and karaoke. On the barbecue end, the strength is in the selection: Chef Doug Psaltis casts a wide net with burnt ends, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, lamb ribs, short ribs and more. 435 N Clark St (312-610-4200).
Best New Barbecue | Eat Out Awards 2013
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