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Andersonville’s Pork Shoppe Shutters After Almost 3 Years On The Strip

Photo: Pork Shoppe FB page

Since opening their doors in April 2015 at the former Kingfisher Restaurant (5721 N. Clark), Pork Shoppe promised to be a “no frills, no gimmicks, nothing fake and everything you expect BBQ joint.” However after nearly three years in business, the restaurant has ceased operation.

A simple signed adorned with a frowny face was taped to the door with the words,”closed 4 good.” There was no other explanation as to why they have closed on the note or on their Facebook page.

The Andersonville restaurant was owner Tizi Melloul’s second location which offered a full-service, 150-seat BBQ restaurant complete with a full bar and beer garden. The original Pork Shoppe opened in the Avondale neighborhood in 2010 and unfortunately also closed back in the summer of 2016.

When the original Pork Shoppe opened, Jason Heiman (a 20-year culinary veteran who was trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris) brought his expertise as head chef.  Heiman put an urban spin on the classic American barbecue with simple meats locally-sourced from Slagel Family Farms.


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