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Mar 30, 2009 07:06 AM

Stockyards BBQ

There's a new BBQ place opening up at St Clair W and Chrisitie. I was driving by rather than walking last night so I couldn't read the full details, but the Stockyards has a sign in the window of the old Chico's on St Clair West.

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  1. Website looks really good. The offerings. Not clear if you can dine-in or if it's just a catering operation. If there's takeout, that's great.

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      Excellent. We live 5 minutes away. I hope it's good. I'm sure it will be better than Chico's.

      1. re: acd123

        The fact that it's a catering outfit is a good sign. Assures they can put through a lot of volume, which can achieve better quality. The alternative is a small place that doesn't do enough business and might re-heat stuff because BBQ takes so much time to prepare, etc.

        Seems like that's one of the main reasons Buster's Rhino is actually good (according to many on this board).

        1. re: acd123

          I actually really liked that Chico's. If you stuck with the pizza and rotisserie chicken it was damn good. The place was run like a kangaroo court -- it was a total mess. So I'm not surprised it finally died. I liked their pizza and chicken a lot, and even I never went as it was just too much of a production with them. When did they close?

          The new place looks interesting. Thanks for the info....

          1. re: magic

            Chico's at Mt. P and Eggs was really good at one time. The last time I went I swore would be the last.


      2. the proprietor used to post on this board. he truly knows what hes talking about. and he had a wicked blog about his process an meats. this resto has been his dream for a while iirc.

        i actually have faith in this one.


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          1. re: HarryLloyd

            Now that I see the name, thomasevan, I know the place will have integrity. I followed his posts on Ch and eG with interest; they were always very knowledgeable about the meat business.

          2. website makes it sound like its catering only... needs clarification

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            1. re: duckdown

              Doesn't look like the website for the restaurant is up yet.

              1. re: acd123

                I called and spoke to Charlie he said the place will be up and running in about 10-14 days..and yes it will be open to the public for individual take out.

                1. re: sandi123

                  I bet Churrasco won't be very happy.

                2. re: acd123

                  it's not,

                  I called the owner today to find out more about the restaurant. Apparently it's going to be more of a take out style BBQ place with seating available for anywhere from 12-20 people. He knows BBQ and I am looking forward to visiting when it opens for sure.

                  1. re: BusterRhino

                    SICK! Let us know when it opens so we can all go! We can have a chowhound BBQ lovers gathering =D

                    1. re: BusterRhino

                      I'm stoked about this. I built my own smoker (currently building version 2.0) so I can appreciate where he's coming from. I'm looking forward to this.

                3. i hope he has fried chicken on the menu!


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                  1. re: HarryLloyd

                    i will die if they have fried chick. thanks for the heads up guys..

                  2. Here we go, yet again! If y'all can remember the Highway 61 thread, everyone went wild with anticipation and the place appears to be a dud.

                    Why not allow this place to quietly open and get its bearings before everyone rushes it and makes instant proclamations as to its authenticity and viability.

                    Just a suggestion.

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                    1. re: Tatai

                      I feel really good about this place, guy has been bbq'in for a long time. I am excited to give it a try.

                      1. re: BusterRhino

                        If Buster is excited than I better be excited too. I will remain positive.