Tempe >Food & Dining > Tom's Bbq Chicago Style
115 E Baseline Rd Ste 5, Tempe, AZ | Directions 8528333.378232 -111.938037
Mon. - Sat. 10:30am - 9pm;Sun. 11am - 8:30pm
Great rib tips – Rib tips served up just like back home. Great smokey flavor and some sweet sauce. All that was missing was the slice of wonder white bread. I have eaten at many small BBQ joints back on the south side and Toms tips are spot on. Make sure you order the hot sauce on your tips.
Chicago Barbeque? – I've been to the Windy City many times, and I still can't quite figure out what Chicago-style barbeque means. There are MANY Chicago transplants in the Sunny City, and I think this is just advertising, because it tastes like regular old barbeque to me, although a bit oversmoked in my opinion.
Tom's is near my house, so I have been there often, spoken to the owners, tried most things on their menu. I love the fact that they have side salads, which many BBQ places don't have. They said they tried creating a low-carb sauce, but people didn't like it, and it spoiled before it was used up.
Now that there are more choices in barbeque, I drive for my meals rather than revisit Tom's. These days, I think both Chicago Tom's and the Chicago Cubs are both overrated.
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