Hmmmm Sweet Baby Rays in Elk Grove just south of Chicago was the best brisket I've had yet that wasn't from someone's backyard smoker. Welcome to the area. Prized Pig and Wheatberry just above the Michigan border along with Evil Czech Brewery in Mishawaka have been my best BBQ experiences as of late. I'm in Elkhart just east of you. Have fun trying all the new to you places and let us know the results.