A BBQ Joint in the Heights dishing up smoked meats, good eats, great beer and juicy drinks.
 
 
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A BBQ JOINT IN THE HEIGHTS DISHING UP SMOKED MEATS, GOOD EATS, GREAT BEER AND JUICY DRINKS.

We smoke our barbecue the old school way with plenty of oak wood and time, adding the right amount of salt and spice to let that lovely marriage of process and product evolve into something transcendent.

Our barbeque is served market-style alongside a full bar & a Jones Soda/Cheerwine fountain.

#MidwestSmoke


Ryan Smith, Co-Owner & Pitmaster

Ashton Fuchs, Sous Chef & Pastry Chef

Emily Mathisen, Bar Curator

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Slow Hand proudly serves up slow-smoked Midwestern BBQ, paired with housemade sides & desserts in our from-scratch kitchen, with ingredients that are almost entirely locally sourced.

Our full bar features great domestics & craft beers, an impressive wine list, carefully crafted cocktails & adult slushies. The bar menu is infused with seasonal ingredients that complement the high-quality smoked meats, housemade side dishes & sultry desserts.

We are fortunate to have partnered with some amazing local farms to bring you the best product you can find anywhere.

Our partners include:

Spence Farms - Fairbury, Illinois

Little Blues Farm - Peoria, Illinois

TJ's Pastured Poultry - Piper City, Illinois

Kilgus Farmstead - Fairbury, Illinois

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Menu

We source the best quality ingredients from local farms and don't fuss with them too much.

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slow wood-smoked bbq

A lovely marriage of process and product - crafted daily, exclusively in-house. Available by the ounce in 4oz, 8oz, & 16oz portions or in sandwich form inside our delicious homemade bread.

CURRENTLY SERVING:

brisket
pulled pork
pulled chicken
hot link sausage
pork spareribs
smoked cauliflower

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housemade sides

Handmade daily, exclusively in-house. Available in single, pint and quart sizes.

CURRENTLY SERVING:

baked mac ‘n cheese
baked beans
potato salad
coleslaw
collard greens
bbq chips
cornbread

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Homemade sweets

Handmade daily, exclusively in-house. Available as individual or bulk portions.

CURRENTLY SERVING:

butterscotch bread pudding
banana creme pie
smoked fruit cobbler (with rotating seasonal fruits)

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Grab a utensil and get to work.

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spirited libations

OPEN LATE

Featuring great domestics & craft beers, an impressive wine list, carefully crafted cocktails & adult slushies, our full bar was designed to extend the culinary experience of the flavors developed in our from-scratch kitchen. Every item on the Slow Hand bar menu has been carefully curated to pair well with our delicious BBQ, sides and desserts.

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