Though his dishes once occupied the white-linen tablecloths of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants, Chef Gerald Dougherty now prefers making napkins messy with his signature recipes of rich, meaty barbecue fare. The former head chef of L'Aigla D'Or and Founders at the Bellevue, Chef Gerald currently oversees the pit at Little Louie's BBQ, a casual eatery he opened to satisfy his hankering for down-home grub. Not one to color within the lines, he draws on barbecue styles from across the country—think North Carolina, Kansas City, and Memphis—and smokes his meats over cherrywood, applewood, and hickory chips.
Little Louie’s dining room betrays the same down-home inspirations as its menu. Rustic lumber lines the countertops, and light fixtures reminiscent of branches illuminate the expansive space. If they can peel their eyes away from the beef brisket and pulled pork on their plates, guests will notice Butch Cassidy and Lone Ranger posters hanging from the walls, classic Western movies playing on the 70-inch flat-screen television, and outlaws discreetly taking down Wanted signs that bear their uncanny resemblances.
Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a generous portion size at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Philadelphia. Put the diet on pause when you visit Chima Brazilian Steakhouse — there are no low-fat menu items. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Chima Brazilian Steakhouse has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. With its kid-friendly vibe, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is a great spot for families to chow down. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, perfect for large groups of revelers. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Chima Brazilian Steakhouse offers catering.
Drivers heading toward Chima Brazilian Steakhouse's John F Kennedy Blvd residence will be pleased to know that this location offers valet parking.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. All major credit cards are accepted.
Fat Jack's BBQ?s proprietor Glenn Gross has always been passionate about barbecue. Starting at the age of 11, Glenn manned the grill at family cookouts, fine-tuning his technique and flavors over the years. He eventually brushed aside career paths in dentistry and music to claim his favorite job title?pitmaster.
In order to develop the combination of meats, rubs, and sauces that Fat Jack?s uses to this day, in the early ?90s, Glenn traveled to the nation's barbecue meccas?Texas, the Carolinas, Kansas City, and Memphis. He learned how to create dishes such as Carolina pulled pork, St. Louis?style ribs, and Texas beef brisket. Now, his rich blends of spice rubs and notes of smoke have won him more than 200 national and local awards including being winner of Burger Brawl 2013 - Best Burger in Philly, 3rd overall Best Burger in the World Food Championships, and being featured on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters.
In a city known for its cheesesteaks, it can be difficult to find a beef brisket smoked to Midwestern perfection. Enter Anastasio Botsaris, the chef and owner of Phoebe's Bar-B-Q. Botsaris and his pit crew call forth a wide array of Oklahoma-style barbecue meats from the fires of their kitchen. They stress simplicity above all else, letting their smoked rotisserie chickens and pulled-pork sandwiches speak for themselves. They don't skimp on the sides, either, which include candied yams and collard greens, which are best washed down with a tall pint of barbecue sauce.
Nine months after a single barbequed rib from the Deep South crossed the border for a romantic tryst with a lovely quesadilla, an Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge opened beneath the result of their secret union, bearing it to Philadelphia. Visit the fated offspring of Mexican fare and Southern-style barbeque with today's Groupon to Q BBQ & Tequila in Old City: for $10, you'll get $25 worth of cuisine and tequilas.
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Out of Wack Jack, a savory spot for American cuisine. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Out of Wack Jack offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Make sure to check out Out of Wack Jack's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Out of Wack Jack has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Out of Wack Jack — it's strictly casual. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Out of Wack Jack also offers catering.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
A meal at Out of Wack Jack will typically set you back about $30. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Out of Wack Jack serves up all three meals.