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Re: “Honey 1 BBQ

Honey 1 is the invention of an Arkansas raised father and son team that opened on West Divison Street a little over one year ago. The Johnson family, like their ancestors down south, believe in the concept of slow-cooked smoky pork tips, rib slabs and links. The fare that you're served at Honey 1 isn't very different than the fare served at numerous other barbeque joints in town. However, the quality sets it apart. The ribs and the tips have a pinkish red smoke ring that speaks for the care and time that the family puts into producing his excellent pork products. The meat is so good that it really doesn't need sauce. You may want to try your tip order with sauce on the side. Service is nice and friendly. The decor is typical bare bones --pass the ribs throgh a bulletproof pass-through. There are no tables. This is basic no-frills barbeque that dances on your tongue.

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Posted by William Philpot on 02/09/2004 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Milk and Honey Cafe

Milk and Honey is one of the more interesting entrees into the bustling, up and coming Wicker Prk scene on Division Street. It has found popularity with both the long time neighborhood artists and yuppie transplants by providing really inovative and excellently prepared sandwiches using top quality Red Hen Bread.

The pesto marinated grilled chicken sandwich served with slow roasted tomatoes, thick cut bacon and blue cheese dressing on buttery toasted Ciabatta is one of the best sandwiches to be had on the North Side of Chicago. The chocolate brownies are as big and bold, huge and chocolatey in a way that will redefine the way that you think of the common Brownie.

Portions are hefty. For lighter appetities, a sandwich will serve two easily.

Posted by Will Philpot on 02/08/2004 at 8:23 PM

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