My friend Tom and I went to a hockey game recently, and I was tasked with finding us a place to eat somewhere in the West Loop before the game. I definitely don’t get out to the West Loop often enough, so this was a perfect chance to try something new.
I picked Green Street Smoked Meats, a barbecue place that just opened earlier this year. Like many barbecue places, you go up to order and get all your food on a tray. They sell meat by the half pound, so Tom and I decided to get a couple and split it. They also have a lot of sides, like baked beans, broccoli salad, macaroni salad, and potato salad… but no mac and cheese. WHAT?!
It turns out that half a pound of meat is not a ton. We got, pictured below, half a pound of sliced brisket and half a pound of pork ribs, and a side of baked beans for the both of us. The meat was pretty good but I couldn’t help thinking about the price while I was eating, which ruined it – this tray was like $34. The beans were ok, maybe a little too sweet for my taste.
The restaurant has a pretty big interior that is really dimly lit, and then a nice area with benches where you can sit outside.
Probably the best thing about this place is that there is a Divvy station RIGHT outside the restaurant. We hopped on a couple bikes and made it to the United Center in like 10 minutes. Definitely the fastest way to get there!
Sidenote: is it barbeque or barbecue?!