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The BackYard BBQ Store
1147 Greenleaf Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

Store: (847) 251-2272
Fax: (847) 251-2277

Authorized Chicago Brick Oven Dealer
Outdoor Kitchens are our specialty!


Chef Eduardo Zavala from Prime Food Caterers prepares for a grill class!

Here is a list of our upcoming grill classes. We will be constantly adding new classes so please check back or sign up to be on our e-mail list and we will notify you when we add new classes. We hold our classes both inside and outside weather permitting. Don`t forget our kitchen and patio are available for your own private event. Thank you for your interest!

Payment for classes must be made at time of reservation. If you need to cancel you must do so at least 72 hours before the class for a full refund. Thanks for respecting this policy as we have a number of fixed costs for each class. You can always send a friend in your place. Call 847-251-2272 to reserve your spot for any one of our upcoming events!


Thursday August 25th 7pm
Meathead Goldwyn from Amazing is the author of "Meathead the science of Great BBQ and Grilling". Amazon named it the Cookbook of the Year at midyear.  Meathead will be here at our shop to discuss "Old Husband Tales, BBQ myths that deserve to die", sign books and answer questions. We will grill some recipes from the book and pair them with 3 great bbq wines or beers! Cost for event is $50 if you want a copy of the book with it, $25 if you already have book or just want to come to taste and listen. Call shop to sign up 847-251-2272, space is limited. Check out their website at and sign up for their newsletter, you won't be disappointed.
Friday September 16th 7pm
Join us for a beer dinner with Lakefront Brewing from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Lakefront Brewing was started in 1987 by Jim and Russ Klisch and has been growing and brewing award winning beer ever since. This will be a 4 course meal paired with 5 of their beers. We are also honored to have Jim Klisch attending this dinner to answer your questions and tell you the story of Lakefront Brewing. Cost $50

Saturday September 17th Noon

Chris Marks from Landmark Manufacturing makers of The Good One line of smokers will be here for a rib and chicken class. Chris has won the American Royal 8 times so you know you will learn a lot! Chris will show you how to do ribs and chicken the right way, low and slow. Chris also has a line of award winning rubs and sauces called Three Little Pigs which we will use on the ribs and chicken!
Cost $75

?Sunday September 18th 10am-?
We will be hosting our first Eggfest. We are proud to partner with Mikey Kay from Man Meat BBQ and Tim Landrus a.k.a. Big Chef Timmy to bring you Windy City Eggfest. The Eggfest will be at our store and will feature grilling, a demo from Mikey and Tim, a lot of food to sample, a lot of Egg talk and an opportunity to take home an XL or Large Egg used that day at a great price. You can sign up to cook, sign up to attend or sign up to take home a discounted Egg. Visit our website www.windycityeggfest for details or call shop at 847-251-2272

Don't forget you can host your next party or corporate function right in our store!


New Belgium Beer Dinner October 14th

We want to thank you all for having a great interest in our grilling classes. They have really been a lot of fun and we will try and schedule a few new ones soon...