Credit: Robyn Lee

Honey 1 BBQ

The north side really blew it. As a glut of half-assed commercial barbecue joints opened during the past few years, Bucktown stopped showing love for Robert Adams Sr.’s hickory-smoked ribs, tips, and links at Honey 1 BBQ. So he and Robert Jr. looked south and decamped to a former beauty salon in Bronzeville. Now, with a new custom-made Belvin aquarium smoker twice the size of the old one, the father-son team is smoking way more chicken, brisket, and pulled pork, but the go-to order remains the chewy, barky, smoke-saturated tips-and-links combo (sauce on the side, of course).