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Avondale Barbecue Spot Pork Shoppe Shutters Original Location

But the barbecue continues in Andersonville

Pork Shoppe in Avondale is closed.
Pork Shoppe in Avondale is closed.
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.

Wondering why there's an absence of smoked meat aroma in Avondale, near California, Elston and Belmont? That's because earlier this month Pork Shoppe closed their original location after a six-year run. Their other location in Andersonville, which opened in May 2015, is unaffected and now the focal point of their pork kingdom.

With the loss of Pork Shoppe in Avondale and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Chicago seems less tender and less saucier than before. It's like the city is crying out for a Pork Knight to save it. Or perhaps Chicago has enough barbecue joints. What's the state of Chicago barbecue? Leave a comment and tell us.

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2755 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 961-7654 Visit Website