Saturday, March 14th, 3 pm

Join us for an Advanced Big Green Egg class. Learn how to smoke ribs, reverse sear steak, use both a cast iron skillet and wok on the Egg! Cost $50

Thursday April 9th 6:30pm
Join us for a Steak Class with Charlie McKenna from Lillies Q. Before BBQ, Charlie graduated from New York Culinary Institute so he will teach his take on grilling steak. Cost $75

Thursday April 16th 7pm

Join us for a Grilling 101 Class. Learn the basics of both gas and charcoal grilling plus the proper equipment to use. Recipes include cedar plank salmon and beer can chicken. Cost $55
Thursday May 7th 6:30pm
Join us, Als Market and The Wilmette Wine Cellar for another Meat Up and Wine! Joe will talk about steak, Tom will discuss wine and then we will grill the steaks. Some great tastings and pairings. Dinner is at Backyard BBQ. Cost $80
Saturday May 16th 4pm
Join us for a War of the Rose, Tim and Deena Clark will square off with their portfolio of Rose Wines paired with some small plates and you can be the judge! Cost $50
Thursday May 21st 7pm
Join us for a Beer Dinner with Brickstone Brewery. Brickstone has been brewing award winning beer since 2006. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 5 of their beers. Cost $55

Upcoming Classes

We are now serving lunch on the weekends!

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Saturday, June 6th, 3pm
Join us for a Butt and Brisket Class with Chris Marks from Ace of Hearts, makers of The Good One line of smokers. Chris has won the American Royal 8 times and is the proud owner of Three Little Pigs line of BBQ rubs. Chris will teach you the secrets to smoking butts and briskets the low and slow way! Cost $80

Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30pm

Join us for a Rib Class with Charlie Mckenna from Lillies Q. Charlie has been bringing award-winning BBQ to Chicago since 2010. Charlie is a classically trained chef who now concentrates on BBQ and his line of award-winning sauces and rubs. Learn the secrets of smoking great ribs from a true pitmaster. Cost $75

Thursday, June 25th, 7pm

Join us for the 16th Annual Great Lakes Beer Dinner. Great Lakes has been brewing award winning beer in Cleveland since 1986 and always has a spot on our draft list. It will be 5 of their beers paired with a four course BBQ meal. Cost $55

Our space is available for your next private event! To check availability and discuss menu options please email

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535 Green Bay Road
Wilmette IL 60091
(847) 251-2272
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