One can always tell when the barbecuexplosion has been through town because of the molasses footprints and carelessly flung bibs that pave the streets. Tiptoe through the sauced streets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of barbecue and drinks at Hecky's Barbecue in Evanston.
Hecky's menu oversees the marriage of succulent meat and homemade barbecue sauce, which is crafted from a family Creole recipe that assembles sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors. Work tummies into a fervor with a pint of homemade jambalaya ($4) before grabbing a hold of a sandwich decorated with myriad meats of the pulled variety, including pork, chicken, beef, and turkey ($6.25). Hecky's choice ribs or baby-back ribs arrive in half ($10.24+) and full ($19.24+) racks with a set of xylophone hammers, and entrees can be sidekicked with a corn muffin ($0.57) and bubbling mac ‘n’ cheese ($2.89) or finished with an entire sweet potato pie ($11.95). Hecky's also offers catering to sate youth baseball teams and cars full of clowns wearing youth baseball jerseys.
- Hecky's is a no frills BBQ place. Not pretty, no style points but very good BBQ. – John D., Yelp, 10/24/2010
- I love the ribs here. Their salads are excellent. Their BBQ sauce is quite excellent. They evoke the very best ribs I've had throughout the years. If I were to choose one ribs place to recommend, this would be it. – christierae, Citysearch
Hecky Powell—founder of Hecky's Barbecue—crafts his acclaimed signature barbecue sauce from a Creole family recipe before using it to marinate a surfeit of ribs, chicken, and seafood. Southern flavors abound in side dishes of jambalaya and dessert plates of sweet-potato pound cake, served in the casual dining spot or at parties with catering options. Hecky's ships the homemade barbecue sauce, dry rubs, and spices from its online store, posting recipes so that home cooks can simmer award-winning chili on their own stoves or volcano-mounted cauldrons.
1902 Green Bay Rd.
Evanston, Illinois 60201Get Directions