LAKEVIEW — The strip of Belmont Avenue near the Red Line 'L' station is about to get a little meatier.
Bennett Lawson, chief of staff for Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), confirmed the move on Wednesday. Blackwood BBQ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Construction was underway on Wednesday and Thursday, and one builder said work should be finished in December. The rusty red exterior has been repainted white, while the inside of the restaurant has been gutted.
Construction is underway at 962 W. Belmont Ave. where Blackwood BBQ will replace the shuttered Einstein Bros. Bagels. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]
The fast-casual barbecue joint prides itself on using quality, all-natural ingredients in hand-prepared recipes like macaroni and cheese that takes four hours to prepare. Its brisket is smoked for 15 hours with hickory and apple wood.
Breakfast options include brisket and gravy and breakfast hash (both $4.49). For lunch and dinner, customers can choose their meat for a sandwich, salad or platter ($7.49-$9.99) and add one of six regional sauces and side dishes like honey cheddar cornbread or apple coleslaw (both $1.29).
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