WBEZ | Twin Anchors http://www.wbez.org/tags/twin-anchors Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Top 5 most overrated ribs in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/top-5-most-overrated-ribs-chicago <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/l_woods_ribs.jpg" alt="" /><p><div style="text-align: center;"><img height="321" width="470" src="http://thedailyobsession.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/l_woods_ribs.jpg" alt="" /><br /><em>Ribs at The Patio</em></div><div style="text-align: left;"><em>All this week, we're re-running some of our favorite Top 5 lists from 2010.&nbsp; Nearly as controversial as the pizza posts the past two days, this list of distinguished rib joints also caused a lot of harping.&nbsp; My favorites will be re-published tomorrow.</em>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><p>#1 <a href="http://www.twinanchorsribs.com/" target="_blank">Twin Anchors</a> 1655 North Sedgwick Street, (312) 266-1616<br />Because they're not smoked and they're coated in a sauce that has more sugar than a birthday cake. Will celebrities who lived here in the 70s and 80s&nbsp;please stop telling everyone they make the best ribs? Don't confuse nostalgia with quality.</p><p>#2 <a href="http://www.ribs.com/" target="_blank">Carson's</a> (<a href="http://www.ribs.com/menu_locations">multiple locations</a> in Chicagoland), (888) 999-RIBS<br />Just because your parents dragged you here as a kid doesn't mean they're any good.</p><p>#3 <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?client=safari&amp;rls=en&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=lem's+bbq+chicago&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=lem's+bbq&amp;hnear=Chicago,+IL&amp;cid=7780700649433204726" target="_blank">Lem's</a> 311 E 75th St, (773) 994-2428<br />Love the history behind it, but every time I've been, some teenager who could give a rat's ass about BBQ pulls some overcooked baby backs off of the aquarium-style smoker and then proceeds to bury them in starchy white bread and mediocre sauce.&nbsp;</p><p>#4 <a href="http://www.patioribs.com/" target="_blank">The Patio</a> 7440 S. Kingery, Darien, (630) 920-0211<br />The &quot;Home of Chicagoland's Finest Barbeque&quot; may have been around since 1977, but oddly revealing that &quot;flame seared&quot; is the only description they use of their baby backs.</p><p>#5 <a href="http://www.fireplaceinn.com/" target="_blank">The Fireplace Inn</a> 1448 North Wells Street, (312) 664-5264<br />Finest ribs in Chicago since 1969? Really? According to whom? Check out tomorrow's post.</p></p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/top-5-most-overrated-ribs-chicago