My close friends Katie and Dan recently bought a gorgeous new home in Bloomingdale. I was very excited to visit, and Katie also mentioned that we could order BBQ for dinner from a place on their street corner. I had heard of the place she referenced, DCity Smokehouse, but I was definitely not prepared for how epic this dinner would be. It all started with us strolling up to the modest entrance which had a line out the door. I was immediately excited because they had a sign with all of their social media accounts listed on the sign. I am a sucker for a place that uses Twitter effectively.
The line was filled with regulars, and when you finally step inside to the tiny room that houses a counter for ordering, and a counter for pickup, you are overcome by heat and the tantalizing aromas of meat, barbecue, and french fries all at once. As we waited on line I was already dreaming of The Brisket Champ Sandwich which is sliced brisket with crispy fried onions, and house made pickles on Texas toast. There was one person ahead of us, we finally stepped up to the counter, and the nice man revealed a terrible sentence: "we are out of brisket." I'll admit I didn't take the news well. The staff was friendly and playful, and coached us through ordering to ensure we made a recovery from this news. Later, I checked their Twitter account and realized they had Tweeted hours before warning that they could have a busy night. Smart.
Looking like an early sell out kinda day folks! Come and get it while we still go it!— DCity Smokehouse (@DCitySmokehouse) August 13, 2014
We ended up ordering the chicken and waffles, the burger, the Brussels sprouts, and the french fries. The chicken and waffles were divine. Crispy pieces of chicken seasoned to perfection, served with a cinnamon buttermilk waffle and a cilantro ranch dressing that was the perfect dip for the chicken. The burger was juicy and flavorful with cheddar, crispy fried onions, house made onions, and a chipotle aioli on a potato bun. Enough said.