Restaurant Review: Uncle Bub’s Award “Deserving” BBQ

Here we are with our first Restaurant Review of 2016 and this time it’s BBQ.

Uncle Bub’s, an award winning family owned BBQ started its one and only joint 17 years ago in Westmont, IL. Even after “award winning BBQ”, its hard to believe that they are restricted to one location,to keep it the best instead of making it a franchise.

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What’s so special about this place ?

BBQ –  Their famous BBQ is an ultimate example of their dedication for it, along with the secret spices…served with two options mild and a spicy one. Be it brisket, ribs or pulled pork, each meat is “slow cooked” to provide the charred  & smoky flavor to it.

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Awards- They have received various awards such as first place in Rib Category at Ribfest Chicago 2014 and many more like this.

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Interior and Ambiance- This place resembles a roadhouse with some quirky interior. You have to order at the counter and you will get a waiting number in the form of hen or rooster maybe..The lamps over your head are actually hanging metal buckets.

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What to order ?

Well! in case you are here for first time and confused as we were,then you can get started with:

The famous Uncle Bub’s Sampler Platter It has a bit of everything, meat, ribs , super soft briskets and you get to choose 2 sides from a handful options, fried Mac and Cheese and Hand cut French fries are our personal favorites.

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Sample Platter with sides and corn bread

Baby Back Ribs Do get your hands dirty with smoky, well cooked Baby back ribs and you will never regret it. We opted for the half slab and trust me it was a mouthwatering deal.

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Uncle Joe Burger 1/2 pound grilled burger with pulled pork, topped with cheddar cheese, pickles, lettuce and fresh tomatoes also served with two sides. The first bite was the burst of grilled and smoky flavors of tender pork. Definitely, this is one of the best burger we ever had.

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Uncle Joe Burger

Uncle Bub’s Wings  As I am in love with traditional wings since I came to States, so I try them every now and then but Uncle Bub’s Wings are distinct…. juicy from inside & crisp from outside. They have a unique blend of flavors, as usually they use their own recipe for making them so good with secret spices and seasonings. Do not forget to add-on a mug of Beer.

If you are in Chicago or have any plans to visit,then Uncle Bub’s should be on your list for memorable BBQ experience.

Location:  132 South Cass Avenue
Westmont, Illinois

My rating for Uncle Bub’s

Location-4/5

Food- 4.5/5

Ambiance- 4/5

Service- 4.5/5

Uncle Bub's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Restaurant Review: Just Like Mom’s As They Say !!!

We are back with another restaurant review of very famous breakfast joint Blueberry Hill Breakfast Cafe ,a family restaurant,located on Butterfield Rd, Oak Brook.It’s one of the best breakfast chain in Chicago suburbs offering delicious homemade food at various locations..

We have visited here couple of times and began to fall for their scramblers. Along with delivering appetizing food, they have really classy interior with enough space for seating..

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What’s in the menu?

Traditional breakfast which includes Sandwiches,pancakes,french toast, waffles,wraps,scramblers,omelettes etc etc. In beverages they have fresh juices,hot/cold coffee(my fav. bottomless),latte etc..

What we had?

Chunky Monkey Waffle– When I ordered this waffle, i didn’t expected it to be so good. The waffle baked with pecans topped with banana,chocolate syrup,coated with powdered sugar and pecans… Truly inviting and mouthwatering !!

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Texas Style French Toast – The regular french toast with the pinch of cinnamon was just average in taste. We ordered it by its unique name but it came out as a regular one.Nothing special about it…

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Butcher Shop Scrambler- Meat Lovers..!!!! This one is for you…ham,sausage,bacon with eggs deliciously served with potatoes and toast/pancake.This shouldn’t be missed if you are visiting Blueberry Hill cafe.It’s on our favorite list now.

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Green Eggs and Ham- Rightly marked as Blueberry signature dish,this brings freshness of pesto and spinach with scrambled eggs. Personally, I am not a spinach fan specially the cooked one and choose to avoid them most of the time but this one came as an exception..And finally I am in love with this Green Egg scrambler ..!!!

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Ace of Club Sandwich- Deli style turkey & roast beef, topped with bacon, is served on white toast along with American & Swiss cheese, tomatoes,lettuce and Hellmann’s mayonnaise. A sandwich with these ingredients was like burst of flavors in my mouth. I was sure it cannot go wrong in taste at all..

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Overall, as per our experience, this restaurant has always met our expectations.

My rating for Blueberry Hill Cafe:

Location- 4.5/5

Food-4.5/5

Service-4/5

Ambiance-4.5/5

Blueberry Hill Pancake House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Restaurant Review: Harvest Pancake House “Gem of Westmont”


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The Harvest Pancake House  has been our favorite destination for breakfast and brunch from past 4 months specially over the weekend. It was just a coincidence when we got to know about this place and since then we became habitual to this place.

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Located on West 63rd Street,Westmont, this place is mostly crowded on weekends and weekdays don’t differ a lot.It is a family restaurant with ample seating space specialized in traditional American breakfast and lunch whether it’s pancakes, waffles, scramblers or sandwiches.

Lets start with the Menu which is quite big and everything there is worth a try. We have tried our level best to taste almost everything on the menu(except salads and soups) and would like to share what should not be missed..

Waffles: We are a big fan of waffles from Harvest,crispy base topped with fresh fruits and whipped cream is always the best thing to start my weekend.
As I haven’t tasted waffles earlier, my love for waffle started from Harvest only. For toppings there is a lot to choose from like strawberries, blueberries, banana, pecans, chocolate chips etc.


Crepes: Personally, I am not a crepe person, but I have tried couple of them like Tutti Frutti Crepe and Banana crepe filled with Nutella topped with whipped cream. Indeed a great choice for kids !IMG_4553

Pancakes : Next on the menu are pancakes, you can either opt for Oven baked or the regular ones. Our choice is the regular one served with topping and whipped cream. They provide it as per your cravings, Short stack has 3 while full stack has 4 pancakes. As I have mentioned earlier, same toppings as for waffles are available for pancakes too. They are very soft and melt in the mouth when poured with maple syrup8c207c6f928c018b27c2e5f44258a24b_1438548912

French Toast: No breakfast is complete without French Toast !! Go for either Classic French toast or the Stuffed French toast (filled with cream cheese) both are good option to start your morning. I would recommend the stuffed one..crisp from outside and creamy cheese inside topped with fruits and whipped cream makes you drool over it.bd34aa37a1c2b0fd4d24a88e0455ccde_1442877872

Wraps, Sandwiches and Burgers: Not only the sweet but there is a lot to choose from in the wraps, sandwich and burgers, served with fries, potatoes and soup (which we always exclude as we are not soup lovers on breakfast).

I personally love Cheeseburger for its juicy patty which goes really good with a fresh bun and Chicken Malibu for its big tender chicken piece topped with crisp bacon and cheese. From wrap section, Santa Barbara wrap with chicken strips and freshness of tomatoes and lettuce is my personal favorite. Must try Chicken Melt,Buffalo Ranch Wrap & Chicken Philly.

Eggs, Scrambler or Omelette: Eggs are always a great breakfast choice and here you can opt from scrambler, omelette, skillet or make up your own.

We love Cowboy Scrambler (heavenly for meat lovers) as it has all the goodness of ham, sausage and bacon along with eggs and it comes with potatoes to make it more desirable.

Also the Country Skillet is worthy enough, as it has everything just like cowboy scrambler and comes with potatoes and toast as an additional follow ups.

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Cowboy Scrambler

Apart from this,there are also Salads and Benedicts to choose from and well in beverages you can go for fresh orange juice, iced teas, hot tea or like us go for bottomless coffee regular/decaf.

Staff and service:   I must say we never ever had a bad day here. I would like to mention the warm welcome we get every time we visit and people do remember us ask for and greet and treat very well. Especially the owners are very kind and the lady recognized us since our second visit.

Timings:   Mon-Sun:6:00 am-3:00 pm

  • If you are living in Westmont and had never been to this place then it’s time to try it out.
  •  Health conscious people don’t get disappointed,as they have Gluten free meal too !!

Here goes my rating for this restaurant :

Location-3.5/5

Food-4/5

Service-5/5

Ambiance-4/5

Harvest Pancake House & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Restaurant Review: Keep Calm And Eat Zinger Burger !!

Last night we had the best halal burgers,at Mr. Broast, in Lombard. While searching for our snacking joint I found this place nearby with nice reviews.

So,today we are going to review Mr. Broast.(I found the name very catchy.)

Established in 2012 this place offers authentic halal meat.Some of their sandwiches are really very popular like Zinger Burger,Peri-peri burger,Philly Chicken,Club Sandwich, etc. They specialize in broasted chicken(combination of broiling and roasting).

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A restaurant with plain interior is not that inviting but their food is !!!

There is a lot to choose from and really hard not to drool upon, but we tried out Zinger Burger Combo (with fries and Pepsi) and Peri Peri Burger and kept others for our next visit. While Peri Peri Burger I chose to be regular, zinger we opted for the spicy delight.

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Zinger Burger Combo

Zinger burger had a crisp patty of chicken coated with homemade sauce…It was finger licking good.. crunchy,juicy and fully seasoned in a single bite..I would like to mention their homemade crisp masala fries(seasoned fries),very crispy and mouth watering.

Peri Peri was all about the spicy grilled chicken…chicken was tender and moist,bit spicy for my taste buds. The bun was fresh and balancing the spicy zest of chicken topped with onions.o (8)

Overall, I am very impressed with this place and service. It took 10-15 minutes for food to reach at the table, so hold your patience as it will be worth. There is ample seating space for bigger groups of 10-15 people as well. Do stop at this place if you are visiting Lombard next time.

We will be here again for sure to try their other items from menu.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for us please leave your comments and do share the other food joints, serving halal meat.We would like to visit them as well.

Here goes my rating for this restaurant :

Location-3.5/5

Food-4/5

Service-4/5

Ambiance-3.5/5

Mr. Broast Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato