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.
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.