Location: 439 Ridge Road, Munster
Two longtime friends, Chris Cole and Tony Petrocelli, who had a wealth of experience in the food industry, joined forces four years ago to introduce “high-quality, traditional barbecue” to the Region, opening Bombers BBQ in Munster.
The key to quality comes in not just using high-grade meats and ingredients, but in serving fresh barbecue daily. “It’s all made fresh every day. We never serve day-old product and we use real hardwood for old-time smoking flavor. We use old traditions and stick to the basics,” says Cole.
While brisket and barbecue ribs are the biggest sellers, guests can order from a large menu where everything (except fries) is made in-house. Macaroni and cheese is a popular side dish as is the loaded baked potato that is topped with pork, cheese, sour cream and green onion.
Bombers has also received rave reviews for their chicken wings, which they smoke and then deep fry and toss in the customer’s choice of sauces, six of which are homemade—Bombers, sweet, vinegar, mustard, St. Louis and atomic.
Location: 1420 Calumet Ave., Dyer
True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
Location: 8940 Calumet Ave., Munster