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Windy City Smokeout

Bring your girlfriend to the Windy City Smokeout July 14-16 at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River, and stay at the nearby and affordable La Quinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

OMG! Do you like barbeque? At the Windy City Smokeout, you can sample the offerings of thirteen pit specialists. And if you don’t like barbeque, there will be Aloha Tuna Poke, Big Bang Pie & Biscuits, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, The Budlong, and many more!

BBQ purveyors: Rodney Scott’s BBQ, South Carolina; Sam Jones BBQ, North Carolina; Smoque BBQ, Chicago; 17th Street BBQ from Murphysboro, Illinois; Peg Leg Porker, Nashville; Pappy’s Smokehouse, St. Louis; Myron Mixon, Georgia; Little Miss BBQ, Arizona; Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Atlanta; Martin’s BBQ Joint, Nashville; Lillie’s Q, Chicago; Salt Lick BBQ, Texas; Against the Grain, Louisville; Ubon’s BBQ, Mississippi; Hogapalooza, Arizona; and Bub City, Chicago!

We got country music: Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, Brandy Clark, Midland, Ryan Hurd, and about a million more! We got beer: Goose Island, Four Hands, Brooklyn Brewery, Against the Grain, Bell’s and many more!

The Windy City Smokeout is locate two blocks west of the Chicago River on Grand Avenue. For tickets, schedules, parking, and more information, go online to tickets/ and follow the prompts.

Make your Windy City Smokeout experience more enjoyable by staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.