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iNTERTAIN’S LEGENDARY CAMDEN LOCK VENUE’S FUTURE LIES IN LIVE MUSIC AND AUTHENTIC AMERICAN BARBEQUE

2016-06-13

Guests to the Chicago Rib Shack – the original barbeque restaurant, which brought the craze for ribs and all things smoked to London 30 years ago - will be able to experience the fruits of a secret recipe, unchanged since industry legend, Bob Payton, first developed it. The menu features responsibly sourced baby back ribs (the ‘crème de la crème’ of barbeque ribs) smoked in-house over applewood chips in specially imported barbeque ovens, as well as top-quality burgers and Cajun chicken.  

In true Illinois style, and in keeping with the venue’s own heritage, live jazz and blues will have a big influence on the Chicago Rib Shack atmosphere, and there will also be a range of American craft beers and cocktails. Guests to the venue’s terrace bar will also be able to sample bar snacks from the Chicago Rib Shack menu. The venue will reopen in full on Wednesday 22nd June.

John Leslie, CEO of iNTERTAIN said: “This venue has an incredible reputation for live music, so it makes perfect sense for us to build on that heritage. At the same time, teaming up with the Chicago Rib Shack for the restaurant operation, whose roots lay in a city that has an equally famous reputation for live music, will allow us to satisfy increasing consumer demand for Americana, from live jazz and blues through to authentic US barbeque and craft brews.”

Christian Arden, Managing Director, Chicago Rib Shack said: “We have great plans for expansion in the coming year and are delighted that this exciting new partnership with iNTERTAIN marks the start of this journey.”