One bite: mammoth hot link at Cole's Choice Barbecue
February 29, 2008 at 10:53PM
Questing through the southwest suburbs yesterday, I stumbled on Cole's Choice, a bulletproof barbecue shack utilizing an aquarium-style smoker--always a good sign. Like many south-side and south-suburban joints (Lem's, Barbara Ann's), Cole's decor is minimalist--two tables, a small fish tank inhabited by a single guppy, and a dry erase board scribbled with the ever popular John 3:16 ("For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son . . .) I ordered a link and mini tip combo, sauce on the side, for $9.75, which seemed steep until I opened it in the parking lot across the street--a huge boat of nicely charred (if a bit too cartilaginous) rib tips atop thick cut fries, next to an amazing sausage.