County Barbeque - Chicago
David Morton and Michael Kornick open a chef-driven BBQ joint in the space formerly occupied by the legendary Gennaro's Italian restaurant. There are 40 seats inside and 50 seats on the back patio, and MK Executive Chef Erick Williams oversees the menu of mostly smoky meats.
Highlights include St. Louis spare ribs, Kansas City burnt ends, veal breast, Chicago-style rib tips and The Bacon Bar, which features items like slow-cooked strips of bacon, BLT sliders and bacon-Deviled eggs. There is also a daily signature cocktail, so take note.