Calling all Chicago meat lovers: it's time to dig in! Sunday, Jan. 30 is the kick-off to Meat Week.
Meat Week takes place the first week in February. Participants go to any of seven barbecue restaurants, and vote on such qualities as best meat, best sauce, and best atmosphere. Votes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnivores are also encouraged to take photos at each place and post their photos to the Meat Week website.
Two friends, Chris Cantey and Erni Walker, started Meat Week six years ago in Tallahassee, Fla. This special meat lover's week is now celebrated in over 20 cities.
Check out the schedule of where to try some finger-licking good meat.
Schedule of Events:
Sunday, Jan. 30
Honey One BBQ, 2241 N. Western Ave, 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 31
The Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Fat Willy's Rib Shack, 2416 W. Schubert Ave., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
Smoque BBQ, 3800 N. Pulaski Rd., 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3
San Soo Gab San, 5247 N. Western Ave., 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4
Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W. 18th St., 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Pork Shoppe, 2755 W. Belmont Ave., 12 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Honey One BBQ (MEAT WEEK FINALE - BYOB) 1 p.m.