A Barbecue Spot with Tastes of South Africa Is Coming to Ravenswood | Chicago magazine

South African cuisine can be tough to find in Chicago, but at least our options are slowly increasing. In February, Bunny Chow (6979 N. Sheridan Rd., Rogers Park) started serving its eponymous curry-filled bread loafs—a South African street food staple with Indian roots. Now, coming soon to Ravenswood is Baobab BBQ (2301 W. Foster Ave.), a restaurant focused on barbecue dishes with South African flavors. 

Owner Andrew Dunlop, who grew up in Johannesburg before settling in Chicago two decades ago, is quick to clarify that Baobab BBQ isn’t offering South African barbecue. “In South Africa, we don’t barbecue, we braai,” he says, referring to the social grilling custom that everyone in his home country participates in, regardless of…

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