| As if you didn’t know by now, The BBQ Pit is a family owned and run business. My late father, Frank Karigan established The BBQ Pit in 1978. Our original location was around the corner on First Ave. Many of you reading this remember its “joint” type atmosphere. The location is all that has changed, really. The meat of our menu is still the same with additions every so often to keep up with changing habits. The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine and North Shore Magazine consistently recognize our BBQ Ribs as the best. Those accolades are wonderful, but what we are most proud of is the relationships we have established with you, our customer. Our business survives on local and repeat clientele. You can always count on seeing myself or some family member when walking in. At some point during your visit, I will try to stop by your table and say “Hello”. In a growing world of big box restaurant chains, fast food sandwiches and the like; I’m proud to say we are the last of a dying breed and we thank you for recognizing that these types of establishments still have a place in your life. We live in a busy world and I am honored to have you here to hang your hat and eat a good ole’ home cooked meal.