Don't Order Pork Ribs at This BBQ Joint

By Serena Dai on December 14, 2012 6:36am 

 Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed, 3411 N. Broadway St., is slated to open mid-January. The kosher barbecue joint aims to bring the community together through good food and sharp humor, manager Dan Weiss said.
Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed, 3411 N. Broadway St., is slated to open mid-January. The kosher barbecue joint aims to bring the community together through good food and sharp humor, manager Dan Weiss said.
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LAKEVIEW — A new Lakeview restaurant hopes to put a new spin on barbecue. Actually, make that a couple of new spins.

The new kosher joint, Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed, is scheduled to open mid-January at 3411 N. Broadway St., and will serve non-pork barbecue items like briskets and short ribs, said Dan Weiss, the restaurant's manager.

It will offer four sauces, said chef Bryan Gryka, including one rotating experimental house sauce made with ingredients such as pomegranate or blueberry. Popular experimental sauces will be made permanent and could eventually be bottled up to be sold, he said.

It'll also host speakers, Weiss said.

"We want people to have a place to go to be nourished not just physically but mentally as well," he said.

Weiss said profits will be donated to different Chicago charities, which will be chosen on a month-to-month basis.

Friday nights, Milt's will be closed for Shabbat dinner, which interested patrons can go to by pre-purchasing a ticket. The restaurant seats 60 people. Otherwise, it will be open late with a bar, Weiss said.

But just because the restaurant is kosher, doesn't mean other diners won't find food to suit them, Weiss said. The menu will feature veggie chili, seitan-based barbecue sandwiches, and gluten-free sauces.

"We want everyone to come," Weiss said.

Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed is located at 3414 N. Broadway Ave. at the intersection of Broadway and Roscoe. It plans to open mid-January and will be open for lunch and dinner.

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