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    Post #1 - July 29th, 2010, 2:42 pm
    Post #1 - July 29th, 2010, 2:42 pm Post #1 - July 29th, 2010, 2:42 pm
    anyone know anthing about real urban barbeque in port clinton? signs say coming soon. my mouth is watering already!
  • Post #2 - July 29th, 2010, 3:57 pm
    Post #2 - July 29th, 2010, 3:57 pm Post #2 - July 29th, 2010, 3:57 pm
    port clinton square
    on FB looks like they useing a cookshack cooker

    Real Urban Barbeque
    610 Central Ave
    Ste 177
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    224-770-4227
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #3 - July 29th, 2010, 4:11 pm
    Post #3 - July 29th, 2010, 4:11 pm Post #3 - July 29th, 2010, 4:11 pm
    afromen,

    I believe you're right. It's called Real Urban Barbecue and it's in the former Stash's space, which is just feet from my office. I hope it's great but would settle for good or even passable. :wink:

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #4 - July 29th, 2010, 5:00 pm
    Post #4 - July 29th, 2010, 5:00 pm Post #4 - July 29th, 2010, 5:00 pm
    I take it it's not related to the RUB in NYC? Different words in the acronym, I see, but hope abounds!
  • Post #5 - July 29th, 2010, 9:15 pm
    Post #5 - July 29th, 2010, 9:15 pm Post #5 - July 29th, 2010, 9:15 pm
    Nope Paul Kirk is not coming to Highland Park, oh well.....
    Last edited by jhawk1 on July 30th, 2010, 5:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #6 - July 29th, 2010, 11:43 pm
    Post #6 - July 29th, 2010, 11:43 pm Post #6 - July 29th, 2010, 11:43 pm
    jhawk1 wrote:Nope Paul Kirk is not coming to highland Park, oh well.....

    Yeah, they're not renaming it Highland Pork just yet. :wink: :D

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #7 - July 30th, 2010, 9:34 am
    Post #7 - July 30th, 2010, 9:34 am Post #7 - July 30th, 2010, 9:34 am
    yep....they will be cooking on a Cookshack cooker. Owner is a BBQ guy (competiton and backyard cook) and has been in the food/restaurant biz for quite some time. Wishing them all the luck in the world and hoping for some good things from them.
    First Place BBQ Sauce - 2010 NBBQA ( Natl BBQ Assoc) Awards of Excellence
  • Post #8 - July 31st, 2010, 9:16 pm
    Post #8 - July 31st, 2010, 9:16 pm Post #8 - July 31st, 2010, 9:16 pm
    Head's Red BBQ wrote:yep....they will be cooking on a Cookshack cooker. Owner is a BBQ guy (competiton and backyard cook) and has been in the food/restaurant biz for quite some time. Wishing them all the luck in the world and hoping for some good things from them.


    glad to here that he is a bbq guy . 8)
    getting tired of people openning a bbq place & no bbq background
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #9 - August 30th, 2010, 10:48 am
    Post #9 - August 30th, 2010, 10:48 am Post #9 - August 30th, 2010, 10:48 am
    I went over to the Taste of Highland Park yesterday for one thing - the mini pulled pork sandwich from Real Urban BBQ. I ended up getting three. It was very good, with a sweet sauce that they provided in a squirt bottle if you wanted to add a little or a lot (they obviously are from Highland Park! :lol: ). They also had a couple of shakers with seasoning in them. I put their dry rub on one sandwich (excellent!) and another shaker they called "spice" that was good too, but I think I liked the dry rub more. So far, so good. I grabbed a menu as well. They said they'll be opening in October. Looking forward to it. :)
  • Post #10 - August 30th, 2010, 11:08 am
    Post #10 - August 30th, 2010, 11:08 am Post #10 - August 30th, 2010, 11:08 am
    They were also sporadically handing out hot links, which I liked better than the pulled pork ( a bit sweet for me). Mid October opening. Very excited.
  • Post #11 - August 30th, 2010, 1:37 pm
    Post #11 - August 30th, 2010, 1:37 pm Post #11 - August 30th, 2010, 1:37 pm
    What will be fun is to be able to try the different sauces on everything (and the spice shakers). I'm a big fan of Famous Dave's Texas Pit, so if you are familiar with that, you know that it's not like Sweet Baby Ray's or the sweet sauce we had on the pulled pork.
  • Post #12 - September 2nd, 2010, 10:53 am
    Post #12 - September 2nd, 2010, 10:53 am Post #12 - September 2nd, 2010, 10:53 am
    Interesting - a new bbq spot called something like "The Rail BBQ" opened up recently in Glenview right off of Waukegan Rd in a strip mall. My brother said it was pretty good (he is not a discrminating foodie, so take it for what its worth).
  • Post #13 - September 2nd, 2010, 2:57 pm
    Post #13 - September 2nd, 2010, 2:57 pm Post #13 - September 2nd, 2010, 2:57 pm
    Ghazi wrote:Interesting - a new bbq spot called something like "The Rail BBQ" opened up recently in Glenview right off of Waukegan Rd in a strip mall. My brother said it was pretty good (he is not a discrminating foodie, so take it for what its worth).

    Rail Good BBQ
    1434 N Waukegan Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 730-5132
    http://railgoodbbq.com/
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #14 - September 24th, 2010, 8:47 am
    Post #14 - September 24th, 2010, 8:47 am Post #14 - September 24th, 2010, 8:47 am
    I heard they are hoping to open around October 25th.
  • Post #15 - October 19th, 2010, 8:59 am
    Post #15 - October 19th, 2010, 8:59 am Post #15 - October 19th, 2010, 8:59 am
    Menu is up on their website. Prices are very reasonable. I very much look forward to their opening.
  • Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:01 am
    Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:01 am Post #16 - October 19th, 2010, 10:01 am
    http://www.realurbanbbq.com/

    I saw a burnt ends sandwich for $7, now that does interest me.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 12:49 pm
    Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 12:49 pm Post #17 - October 19th, 2010, 12:49 pm
    Interesting that they smoke the brisket for 14 hours and the pulled pork (presumably shoulder) for 12. Is that normal? I have always done my brisket in much less time than pork, and it still usually ends up dry.

    -Will
  • Post #18 - October 19th, 2010, 2:29 pm
    Post #18 - October 19th, 2010, 2:29 pm Post #18 - October 19th, 2010, 2:29 pm
    WillG wrote:Interesting that they smoke the brisket for 14 hours and the pulled pork (presumably shoulder) for 12. Is that normal? I have always done my brisket in much less time than pork, and it still usually ends up dry.

    -Will


    Yes. That's normal. Not necessarily the exact number of hours (that depends on the particular shoulder or brisket you are cooking that day and the prevailing weather conditions), but the fact that shoulder cooks quicker than brisket.
    Steve Z.

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    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #19 - October 19th, 2010, 4:12 pm
    Post #19 - October 19th, 2010, 4:12 pm Post #19 - October 19th, 2010, 4:12 pm
    i have high hopes for this, as well. I work in highland park, and am in dire need on a new lunch spot.

    I sometimes drive all the way to Al's Deli for lunch, which is well worth it, but i think people are starting to notice my 1+ lunch breaks. :lol:
  • Post #20 - October 21st, 2010, 9:01 am
    Post #20 - October 21st, 2010, 9:01 am Post #20 - October 21st, 2010, 9:01 am
    Jeff knows his BBQ ..I expect he should do well . I wish him all the luck in the world with his new place
    First Place BBQ Sauce - 2010 NBBQA ( Natl BBQ Assoc) Awards of Excellence
  • Post #21 - October 30th, 2010, 1:15 pm
    Post #21 - October 30th, 2010, 1:15 pm Post #21 - October 30th, 2010, 1:15 pm
    A co-worker who received an e-mail from Real Urban BBQ tells me that their opening is slated for November 8.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #22 - October 30th, 2010, 6:43 pm
    Post #22 - October 30th, 2010, 6:43 pm Post #22 - October 30th, 2010, 6:43 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:A co-worker who received an e-mail from Real Urban BBQ tells me that their opening is slated for November 8.



    I was at the Halloween celebration in Port Clinton Square this afternoon and pressed my face up to the window to see what was going on inside this space. Based on what I saw they have a lot of work to do, it would be a real feat to get them open by November 8. I am looking forward to this place.
  • Post #23 - October 31st, 2010, 7:34 am
    Post #23 - October 31st, 2010, 7:34 am Post #23 - October 31st, 2010, 7:34 am
    they have a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday November 12th... so I assume the opening date is that Friday.
    Friday, November 12 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location Real Urban Barbecue
    Created By
    Real Urban Barbecue
    More Info Our REALLY BIG announcement is here- Please join us for a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Belsky and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce! We'll cut the ribbon at 4pm and we'd love to see YOU there!
  • Post #24 - November 4th, 2010, 4:21 pm
    Post #24 - November 4th, 2010, 4:21 pm Post #24 - November 4th, 2010, 4:21 pm
    I hear they passed their health inspection on the very first try! other restaurants in the area can"t say that!!

    looking forward to my first sandwich

    good luck
  • Post #25 - November 5th, 2010, 10:56 am
    Post #25 - November 5th, 2010, 10:56 am Post #25 - November 5th, 2010, 10:56 am
    Still waiting for my wooden nickel to come in the mail.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"

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  • Post #26 - November 6th, 2010, 11:05 am
    Post #26 - November 6th, 2010, 11:05 am Post #26 - November 6th, 2010, 11:05 am
    just tasted the bbq sauce and the rub. my mouth is still watering! that is some good sh*t!!
    everyone get out there this week (thursday) and support jeff shapiro and real urban barbeque
  • Post #27 - November 6th, 2010, 12:02 pm
    Post #27 - November 6th, 2010, 12:02 pm Post #27 - November 6th, 2010, 12:02 pm
    Will they have free water?
  • Post #28 - November 6th, 2010, 3:56 pm
    Post #28 - November 6th, 2010, 3:56 pm Post #28 - November 6th, 2010, 3:56 pm
    afromen wrote:just tasted the bbq sauce and the rub. my mouth is still watering! that is some good sh*t!!
    everyone get out there this week (thursday) and support jeff shapiro and real urban barbeque

    Do you have an affilation with the ownership of this place? I'm asking because you are tasting items before their actual opening. If so, could you please clarify your relationship so that all of us reading this thread understand can exactly where you're coming from with your posts?

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the moderators
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #29 - November 8th, 2010, 9:30 am
    Post #29 - November 8th, 2010, 9:30 am Post #29 - November 8th, 2010, 9:30 am
    From today's Trib - http://triblocal.com/highland-park-high ... on-square/
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #30 - November 8th, 2010, 5:44 pm
    Post #30 - November 8th, 2010, 5:44 pm Post #30 - November 8th, 2010, 5:44 pm
    Katie wrote:Still waiting for my wooden nickel to come in the mail.

    Mine arrived today. Whoo Hoo! :D
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny

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