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Joe's Be-Bop Cafe and Jazz Emporium is loud. It's noisy. It's teeming with kids. It's got kitsch ... More
Joe's Be-Bop Cafe and Jazz Emporium
Joe's Be-Bop Cafe and Jazz Emporium is loud. It's noisy. It's teeming with kids. It's got kitsch o'plenty. That's right, it's Joe's Be-Bop, where you can chow on Southern food while listening to hot jazz. Dive into Smoked Chicken Quesadillas, Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Pasta and other tex-mex-southern-Italian-whatever-else-you've-got-in-the-pot fare. When the tourist season is over, it draws an interesting crowd. This is also a cool place to take the kids in order to introduce them to a music they might otherwise ignore. The music begins nightly after 6p.
Chicago is certainly not known for the quality of its BBQ joints, and so I was a little skeptical of how good (or terrible, as it turns out) this place would be. Joe's BeBop Cafe managed to greatly fall short of my even modest expectations.
Two staples of BBQ joints should be brisket and pulled pork, and both were extremely disappointing. The brisket was dry and completely bereft of flavor. For how much it was I felt that I should finish it, but I couldn't even bring myself to choke down the last few bites. The pulled pork sandwich should have been named "Cole Slaw sandwich with a side of pulled pork." I make better BBQ at home with my $50 smoker attachment in my propane grill.
On the positive side, the atmosphere is great, and the musicians wonderful. The scenery, being right on Navy Pier is also ver picturesque. The service was also quite good.
If you do decide to go here (and I would strongly advise against it--believe me, your tastebuds and your wallet will thank you later), plan on spending a lot of money for a meal that will leave you wondering why this restaurant is still in business.
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