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    Post #1 - February 1st, 2006, 9:30 am
    Post #1 - February 1st, 2006, 9:30 am Post #1 - February 1st, 2006, 9:30 am
    While driving up Halsted St. last night, I noticed that the entire space was vacant and the facade had been painted over.

    Here is an old Chowhound post by Rene G on Uncle Remus Chicken and the adjacent T&T Lounge.

    And, here is a picture of the old facade.

    Uncle Remus Chicken and Barbecue
    805 W Lake St.

    T&T Lounge
    184 N Halsted St.

    E.M.
  • Post #2 - February 1st, 2006, 9:59 am
    Post #2 - February 1st, 2006, 9:59 am Post #2 - February 1st, 2006, 9:59 am
    Uncle Remus was high on my lunch rotation list until it closed 4 - 5 years ago. It was a real loss to the neighborhood.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #3 - February 1st, 2006, 10:03 am
    Post #3 - February 1st, 2006, 10:03 am Post #3 - February 1st, 2006, 10:03 am
    HI,

    The first Uncle Remus I saw was on North Avenue, which apparently has closed.

    Fortunately there are other Uncle Remus to visit in this mini chain of 4 places:

    Uncle Remus
    5611 W Madison St
    Chicago, IL 60644
    773-261-7311

    Uncle Remus
    1426 West Roosevelt Road
    Broadview, IL 60155
    708-681-4105
    Fax: 708-681-4532

    Uncle Remus Chicken & Barbeque
    4144 West Madison Street
    Chicago, IL 60624
    773-265-8441

    Uncle Remus Chicken & BBQ
    3715 West Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60624
    773-277-7322

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #4 - February 1st, 2006, 11:24 am
    Post #4 - February 1st, 2006, 11:24 am Post #4 - February 1st, 2006, 11:24 am
    i used to work near that Uncle Remus' at Lake/Halsted... at that time there weren't a lot of options in that neighborhood... we got Uncle Remus a few times... and everyone pretty much agreed that it was gross.. after awhile it became a bit of a joke ('don't make me send you over to uncle...'). were we just ordering the wrong thing?
  • Post #5 - February 2nd, 2006, 8:26 pm
    Post #5 - February 2nd, 2006, 8:26 pm Post #5 - February 2nd, 2006, 8:26 pm
    Erik M wrote:While driving up Halsted St. last night, I noticed that the entire space was vacant and the facade had been painted over.

    Wow, I walked by there less than a week before. Uncle Remus was closed as it has been for a while (certainly not 4 or 5 years) but T&T Lounge was open and I thought about stopping in. Had I known it was my last chance I definitely would have. The number of dive bars around the Loop is getting distressingly low though there still are a few good ones left.
  • Post #6 - February 3rd, 2006, 8:13 am
    Post #6 - February 3rd, 2006, 8:13 am Post #6 - February 3rd, 2006, 8:13 am
    I think that Uncle Remus has been closed for about 2 1/2 years. It was a place that I wanted to try after I moved to the West Loop in May of 2003. (lived there for a year) I didn't get a chance to as it closed shortly thereafter.
  • Post #7 - February 3rd, 2006, 9:20 am
    Post #7 - February 3rd, 2006, 9:20 am Post #7 - February 3rd, 2006, 9:20 am
    Rene G wrote: Uncle Remus was closed as it has been for a while (certainly not 4 or 5 years)


    I am afflicted by a temporal abnormally. I can accurately predict the time of day, how long something has been going on, how to arrive at my destination precisely on time and other things having to do with the forward motion of time. When it comes to things that have already happened, it's an entirely different story. I have what I would call rear view mirror disease. At best I can only approximate when something happened...always with the caveat that "events may have taken place closer (in time) than they appear". :P
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #8 - August 17th, 2006, 12:22 pm
    Post #8 - August 17th, 2006, 12:22 pm Post #8 - August 17th, 2006, 12:22 pm
    I was down on Roosevelt yesterday and as I was stopped at a stoplight, my car was enveloped with a sweet smell of hickory, smoke emminating out of a nearby place called Uncle Remus Ribs & BBQ. Had I not been in a hurry, would have stopped in but am very interested in going there. Has anyone had the ribs there before? Are they any good or did the hickory get my hopes too high?

    This is the one I saw:
    Uncle Remus Chicken & BBQ
    3715 West Roosevelt Road
  • Post #9 - August 17th, 2006, 10:53 pm
    Post #9 - August 17th, 2006, 10:53 pm Post #9 - August 17th, 2006, 10:53 pm
    I think the T&T Lounge is still open. While there is no signage per se, there are neon beer advertisements lit and there were about 10 people in there two days ago when I passed by. Just an FYI.
  • Post #10 - June 15th, 2015, 8:46 am
    Post #10 - June 15th, 2015, 8:46 am Post #10 - June 15th, 2015, 8:46 am
    Uncle Remus, a renowned West Side restaurant chain known for its "saucy fried chicken," makes an incursion into the South Side Friday with the opening of a Bronzeville outlet at 737 E. 47th St.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150612 ... south-side
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #11 - June 15th, 2015, 9:57 am
    Post #11 - June 15th, 2015, 9:57 am Post #11 - June 15th, 2015, 9:57 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Uncle Remus, a renowned West Side restaurant chain known for its "saucy fried chicken," makes an incursion into the South Side Friday with the opening of a Bronzeville outlet at 737 E. 47th St.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150612 ... south-side


    Good news! I really missed the Uncle Remus on Halsted and Lake when it closed. What a great 1 - 2 punch coupled with a visit to Honey 1!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #12 - June 15th, 2015, 10:48 am
    Post #12 - June 15th, 2015, 10:48 am Post #12 - June 15th, 2015, 10:48 am
    I kept a half pint of Canadian Club behind the bar next to the register for 7 years at the T-N-T. Mary was such a gracious hostess and that jukebox there was phenomenal. They sold 'setups' which was a very affordable way to keep a good buzz going every evening. I smile everytime I drive by the empty lot on that corner now.
  • Post #13 - June 16th, 2015, 11:52 am
    Post #13 - June 16th, 2015, 11:52 am Post #13 - June 16th, 2015, 11:52 am
    kenji wrote:hey sold 'setups' which was a very affordable way to keep a good buzz going every evening.


    I'm not familiar with this term - please say more.

    Never had the pleasure of Uncle Remus, but I just enjoyed a Harold's 1/2 dark with both hot and mild sauces, which I imagine is akin to "saucy fried chicken."
  • Post #14 - June 19th, 2015, 1:38 pm
    Post #14 - June 19th, 2015, 1:38 pm Post #14 - June 19th, 2015, 1:38 pm
    Erik M. wrote:While driving up Halsted St. last night, I noticed that the entire space was vacant and the facade had been painted over.

    Here is an old Chowhound post by Rene G on Uncle Remus Chicken and the adjacent T&T Lounge.

    And, here is a picture of the old facade.

    Those old links are dead. The Chowhound post can be found here and Dawn Mikulich's photo is now here.

    I can't say I've missed Uncle Remus, but I do miss T&T (or was it T-N-T?; I think its signs had it both ways). Here's a shot of it in 2006, after Uncle Remus closed and the place was repainted.

    Image

    And another from 2010, after it closed.

    Image

    kenji wrote:I kept a half pint of Canadian Club behind the bar next to the register for 7 years at the T-N-T. Mary was such a gracious hostess and that jukebox there was phenomenal. They sold 'setups' which was a very affordable way to keep a good buzz going every evening. I smile everytime I drive by the empty lot on that corner now.

    Wow, bottle service! I didn't realize it was such a classy joint. I think a bottle of High Life was as fancy as I got there. Although the exterior looked a bit forbidding, inside it was welcoming and comfortable (and anything but fancy). And that jukebox was absolutely great.

    ndgbucktown wrote:
    kenji wrote:hey sold 'setups' which was a very affordable way to keep a good buzz going every evening.

    I'm not familiar with this term - please say more.

    I believe it refers to the practice of selling mixers and ice so the customer can add their own booze. I didn't realize it was an option at T&T. I guess it was also a package store, where you could buy a pint or a half.
  • Post #15 - February 16th, 2021, 9:06 am
    Post #15 - February 16th, 2021, 9:06 am Post #15 - February 16th, 2021, 9:06 am
    Uncle Remus weathers the pandemic, all along supporting the community with jobs and free meals

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #16 - February 16th, 2021, 1:10 pm
    Post #16 - February 16th, 2021, 1:10 pm Post #16 - February 16th, 2021, 1:10 pm
    Thanks for sharing Louisa Chu's nice article today Dave148. I get the Trib, but it was buried under a little snow this a.m. Louisa's story is a nice tribute to Gus Rickette and his daughter, Charmaine. They opened a new location in Bolingbrook. Saw the place, wondered about the name, but because we're not going out to eat, Uncle Remus wasn't really on my radar. Now it is and I'll be sure to order some food to take home

    Dave148 wrote:
    Uncle Remus weathers the pandemic, all along supporting the community with jobs and free meals

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html

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