Does anyone have any suggestions for a "Fat Tuesday" meal in the northwest suburbs? Thanks
Not in the Northwest suburbs, but a few years ago we had an absolutely incredible Fat Tuesday meal at Chucks BBQ in Burbank. In fact my wife recently suggested that we set up a Chowhound excursion to Chucks for a Fat Tuesday celebration.
Chucks is primarily known for BBQ, but Chuck also does Mexican and New Orleans style quite well. Chuck worked for Rick Bayless at Frontera for a number of years prior to opening Chucks BBQ, which is reflected in his BBQ sauce, which is complex and delicious, I am not a BBQ sauce fan, I feel it masks the flavor of good quality BBQ, but I really enjoy Chucks BBQ sauce.
I also thought of Chucks when someone mentioned seeking extra large size wings in the recent Buffalo Wing thread, we had an appetizer of Buffalo Wings once at Chucks that were so darn large they looked as if they came from turkeys instead of chickens. I will say, with all deference to Chucks and everyone elses favorite wings, that my absolute favorite Buffalo Wing in Chicago is at the original Yak Zies 506 W Diversey.
I am linking to review I wrote in the newsgroup chi.eats of our Fat Tuesday meal at Chucks, for those not inclined to check the link, suffice to say it was memorable.