The extensive menu of solidly executed barbecue standards here features names—Beat Cop Basket, Top Brass St. Louis Ribs—that allude to owner Kurrin Beamon’s day job as a Chicago police officer. Try the tender rib tips as well as the brisket, which is shredded rather than sliced (all the better to hold the smoky-sweet house sauce in which it’s tossed) and served up on a fresh brioche bun. Too often mac and cheese is brought down by blandness, but the version here is super flavorful, with a sharp cheddar tang and just a hint of heat that comes courtesy of finely minced chilies.
Tucked into Chicago’s southwest reaches, Beverly is rich with family-run cafes and long-running diners turning out affordable—and delicious—fare. Whether you're heading to Beverly around St. Patrick's Day for the South Side Irish Parade or just visiting or live in the area, here are our picks for Beverly’s best cheap eats, from a sweet potato specialist to barbecue restaurants to a beloved institution serving great burgers.
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