Windy City BBQ Ribs
“Put Some South in Your Mouth!”
Located in downtown Powell, OH,Windy City BBQ Ribs serves the BEST smoked BBQ Ribs in town!!
32 Grace Dr. Powell, OH 43065
DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE FOR FREE!
Or you can pick it up at our location!
No Order too Large or too Small!
Please Call to order Ribs by 10 a.m. for Afternoon or Evening Delivery
To Place Your Order, CALL 614.805.6812
Off the Menu
Hard-to-find barbecue joint stands out
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Columbus Dispatch
Determination is required to find Windy City BBQ Ribs.
The Powell restaurant is tucked into an obscure strip center where signage is severely restricted, making it difficult to see restaurant names from the road.
The tiny space barely has room for a couple of tables. Most of the business involves takeout and delivery.
But the effort is worth undertaking: Windy City isn't just another barbecue clone. It uses organic meats and produce - a rarity among barbecue joints. And it offers wide delivery, well into Columbus.
The all-important ribs ($14.95 for a half-slab) look anything but industrial. There's no doubt that they're prepared there. Lightly but thoroughly smoked, they're cooked to a fall-off-the-bone stage without making the meat mushy.
Neither the mild sauce nor the hot sauce is particularly sweet. The milder version has more interesting flavors than the hot, but both are worth trying. Order the sauces on the side and taste the meat three ways: unadorned, with the mild sauce and with the hotter sauce.
The pulled-pork sandwich ($6.95) is subtly smoky. The lean meat matches well with the mild sauce. It comes with house-made coleslaw, done the old-fashioned way with a mayonnaise-based dressing. The cabbage, however, is a coarser cut.
The other sides ($3.25 a la carte) include baked beans, which are much less sweet than the norm; fresh-tasting potato salad; and corn kernels cooked with finely minced sweet peppers and given a kick of hot pepper.
The closing times are indefinite - "until the BBQ is gone" - so a call in advance is imperative.
- Jon Christensen