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Famous Dave’s offers wide variety of barbecue classics

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If you think eating your dinner from the lid of a garbage can is fun, then you’ll enjoy the famous “Feast for Two” at Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant on the Northwestside.

After receiving a flier in the mail about the restaurant, I decided to give it a try – and the flier had a $10 off coupon with it.

The rustic decorated restaurant looks like an old bait shop with fishing and boating advertisements and other tools for those interested in fishing.

But the real treat there is the barbecue. The restaurant says it has won more than 400 awards for its barbecue, and I can vouch for the few samples I ate.

In the “Feast for Two” were barbecued chicken, St. Louis-style ribs and beef brisket (or you could select pork) with all the trimmings, which included fries, baked beans, cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob and two corn muffins.

The menu says it’s enough food for two, but four could easily be fed. The usual price for the dinner is $34.99; but with the coupon, the bill was $24.99 – and worth every penny.

The restaurant serves the same feast but it’s called the “All-American BBQ Feast” and doubles all the food items included in the feast for two. It’s served family style for four to six persons for $56.99.

On each table, there are containers of several varieties of barbecue sauce. I tried six of the flavors. All were good, but it depends on how you like yours. There were mild, medium, hot and hotter sauces – and there was one called Devil’s Spit. I passed that one up when I thought I saw smoke coming out of the container.

Some of the other items on the menu were typical barbecue restaurant entrees. There were full slabs of St. Louis style ribs for $21.99 that included two sides, corn-on-the-cob, and corn muffins. Or you could order baby back ribs at $21.99 for a full slab or $16.49 for a half slab served with side dishes.

For those who want a smaller dinner, there are classics like Georgia chopped pork, Texas beef brisket, rib tips, or half a juicy to the bone chicken. Each dinner comes with a choice of sides. Prices run about $10 to $12.

The next time you’re out near the Pyramids at I-465 and Michigan Road, try Famous Dave’s and see why the restaurant is so famous. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

And who is this Dave whose name appears on the restaurant’s name? Dave Anderson, a Native American, is the founder of Famous Dave’s restaurant chain.

In his own life, he has experienced adversity, frustration and bankruptcy as well as tremendous success. Dave’s life story is featured in two New York Times bestsellers. Always tackling the impossible, this bottom half of the class high school student has earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University without an undergraduate degree. He has received accolades from a multitude of people and organizations for his good works and business knowledge.

You can e-mail comments to Jack Sales at [email protected].

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