Published by admin on 13 Jan 2012
So, just imagine that you got 20 or so of your closest friends who are top notch grillers and put them in a big room with the big kahuna of all exhaust systems making food that gives you the best of American grilling. This is the Weber Grill in Chicago. As far as the quality of food for the price paid, it just doesn’t get much better than this. There are only four locations, but the one you want is the State Street location in downtown Chicago. The Weber has the feel of a local pub, and it has some great happy hour specials from $3 and up M-F from 3-6 PM. We had great fun in the bar a few years ago when we were in town for a trade show and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Great fun after a long day on the convention floor!
What are the best eats at the Weber? The burgers are good, especially the Wisconsin cheeseburger and the French Onion burger. But the best eats are the barbequed items. I recommend the sampler platter which can include either two or three of the following items: Smoked BBQ Chicken | Black Angus Meatloaf | House Smoked Sausage | Beef Brisket | Weber’s BBQ Ribs | Pulled Pork. Also good is the half BBQ chicken and the beer can chicken which is a specialty of the house with a closely guarded custom spice. Steaks, especially the prime rib, are another focus, and everything is cooked on a big batch of indoor Weber grills. The taste is pretty awesome!
I try to go to the Weber Grill every time I am in Chicago, and the food and atmosphere are consistently great. We went to the Weber Grill the last time in the spring of 2011 when we were there on vacation over Memorial Day weekend. We took the daughter of our VP and her husband J.D. out for dinner there. Ann is a fun person, and her husband J.D., with whom we had never really spent much time, was great to get to know. He has a successful career in marketing, but was a sportscaster in his younger days, and still does a podcast that is available on iTunes about sports, mostly football. Search for “Twenty Minutes and Two Beers In” on iTunes. Ann and J.D. were the perfect types of people to take to the Weber. It’s not a place for serious business meals or really even for families with younger children as it is always fairly crowded, but for couples or singles looking for a fun evening that is not really crazy; it can’t be beat. Great atmosphere, great food, good times. It doesn’t get much better than the Weber.
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