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Celebrity Pitmaster Myron Mixon Unleashes His Chicago Barbecue Restaurant on Thursday

They’ve got burnt ends in Wrigleyville

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Myron Mixon’s Smokeshow Barbecue is opening on Thursday.
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Just in time to cash in on the Cubs playoff bandwagon, Myron Mixon’s Smokeshow Barbecue is opening on Thursday in Wrigleyville, according to a Facebook post. The restaurant, from the celebrity pitmaster and TV personality, has been delayed at 3801 N. Clark St.

Come join us on our opening night, Thursday October 20th. Watch the Cubs and Bears on one of our twenty-four 60"inch televisions and enjoy the best barbecue in town. So come on in, doors open at 4pm!

Posted by Myron Mixon's Smoke Show Barbecue on Monday, October 17, 2016

Mixon, who calls himself "the winningest man in barbecue" thanks to success on the competitive circuit, has set some high expectations. The Georgia native has said that Yankee cities, like Chicago and New York, have big barbecue voids to fill and he’s the man for the job. Though sometimes overlooked, Chicago does have a unique barbecue style.

UrbanDaddy has Mixon’s menu which features a $100 item for groups: "The King’s Feast." That’s a slab of ribs, a half chicken, a pound of pulled pork, and a pound of brisket, Mixon’s celebrated cupcake chicken and four egg rolls. The latter’s stuffing changes depending on the day. It might give the Buffalo chicken rolls over at nearby Sheffield’s some competition. Chicago is a town seemingly devoid of burnt ends, those juicy and fatty part of the brisket made famous in Kansas City. Mixon’s got them on his menu.

Mixon has plans for more restaurants across the country, including Washington, D.C. Will Mixon’s be a hit in Wrigleyville? Find out on Thursday.