On Tuesday, I went to Smoque BBQ, which is definitely the best barbeque place in the city. I've never eaten bbq in some of the more famous areas (Kansas City, North Carolina, Texas, etc.), but if they can offer food that is better than Smoque, then they deserve the fame.
Smoque is located at 3800 N. Pulaski in Chicago. Visit its website at http://www.smoquebbq.com/. It is right next to the I-90 Pulaski exit, so that makes it easy to get to. The only downside; however, is that parking can sometimes be difficult when the weather is nice because Smoque gets very crowded and is surrounded by permit parking/angry neighbors who don't like you parking in front of their houses.
Smoque is BYOB (with no corkage fee), but for some reason I always forget about this perk. A jammy and peppery zinfandel would be very nice with the pulled pork. Even though a zin would be a nice choice, I think I would stick to beer, since I imagine barbeque, beer, and backyard (again with the alliteration) to be all part of the same package. If I brought a beer, it would be a creamy, mellow, and slightly sweet ale, like a Goose Island Matilda or a LaChouffe Blonde Ale. I think that law school frowns on drinking before class, so even if I had remembered, it would not have worked out...though Evidence might be a bit more fun. As always, check it out, you won't be disappointed. Let me know what you think!