Chicago’s smokin’ with a trio of picnic-y eats for the holiday weekend.
KOSHER BBQ: Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed. “Kosher” doesn’t take the flavor out of their communal fare, and the cocktail menu is primo too. Voted a top 10 new restaurant by Chicago magazine. 3411 N. Broadway; (Lake View)
KOREAN BBQ: BellyQ. Another top 10 newbie, the lines say it all. The sides are prizes.Work off the spare ribs and brisket chili in the karaoke bar. 1400 W. Randolph St., (West Loop)
DOWNHOME BBQ: Sweet Baby Ray’s Smokehouse, Bourbon & Beer. This third location opened in the spring. Cubs fans, take heed. Seventeen sauces, including a white-hued Alabama number, and other wetties making nods to K.C., Memphis, Texas, and the Carolinas. 3478 N. Clark