When Gey Fieri’s signature spiked, bleach-blonde hair makes an appearance within a 50 mile radius of my house chances are I will not be far behind. A recent episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” led me to the west side of Chicago.
Smoque is a dive joint bringing the best BBQ techniques from all over the south together in a meat-lover’s heaven. When you first walk into the red-walled restaurant prepare to not make it past the entryway. The restaurant is surprisingly quiet, since it is set up almost family-style with long picnic tables for seating. The only sounds I could make out were people saying how good the food tasted. The line of regular customers and Food Network viewers usually reaches the door.