An Afternoon with Some Honky Tonk BBQ
Celebrating Father's Day a Day Early
06/20/2010 2:55 PM
What better way to celebrate Father's Day than to take the father of your little girl to Honky Tonk in Pilsen? We met another South Loop couple, babe in tow, and ventured over to 18th Street. Michael loves his BBQ, so I figured, why not have a pre-Father's Day treat?
I kept hearing about Honky Tonk's Chili Mac. With the recommendation of our server, we decided to split a cup. That's right a cup, not a bowl. The 'cup' was huge. This could easily have been a meal for one. Good call on the hubby's part. Next up, I ordered Honky Tonk's famous pulled pork sandwich. The rest of the table ordered rib tips and roasted chicken. With a bevy of sauces to sample, I enjoyed every bite of that meat. Surprisingly, the ciabatta bread that housed the sandwich was pretty tasty, too. For your vegetarians in Chicago Journal Land, Honky Tonk also makes room on their menu for you.
What was odd about our dining experience was our server. She was really sweet, but she couldn't split the check between two tables that were next to each other. We also learned that she couldn't accept payment of our bill with a credit card plus cash. I wasn't sure if this was a Honky Tonk rule or if this particular server didn't want to take the extra steps. Our food also came along slower than expected, which left our timing to leave for baby's bedtime pretty tight.
All and all, the full bar (Honky Tonk used to be BYOB), along with accommodating not one, but TWO babies, completed our Father's Day Saturday meat fest. Solid portions and sides that are a 'must' to share. Have you been to Honky Tonk? Any recommendations on what I should get next?