Green Street Smoked Meats - Chicago
Brendan Sodikoff's Hogsalt Hospitality boasts highly successful projects like Bavette's, Doughnut Vault, Gilt Bar and Maude's Liquor Bar. Hogsalt's obsession with taking classic food and drinks to the next level has dining fanatics in a tizzy every time the company opens a new establishment.
When Green Street Smoked Meats opened in 2014, it immediately drew lines. Of course, they still haven't subsided. The West Loop eatery serves Texas-style BBQ that's match perfectly with cocktails.
Highlights of the menu include brisket, beef short ribs and chicken legs, along with rich pork belly and smoked salmon. An array of vegetable-centric side dishes includes a savory potato salad, sweet and nutty broccoli salad, and the immensely popular Frito pie.
Staple cocktails range from an Oaxacan Old Fashioned to a sweet tea drink made with bourbon.