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After years of great cooking, Kirk Edwards was urged to bring his barbecue to the South Holland Farmers Market. After three years and many requests to have his food available more often, he and his wife, Denina, opened a brick and mortar carry-out. Kirk’s BBQ opened at 16102 South Park Avenue in August 2016. 

Just before they opened, they were featured on ABC-7’s Windy City Live. Last September the restaurant was also featured on the TV show Chicago’s Best for their turkey tips—“served regular or jerk-style for those who like it a little spicier,” Denina says. Those appearances helped boost their already bustling business. 

“We treat all our customers as though they were like family,” Kirk says. “They’re the ones who kind of pushed me into doing this and we try to satisfy them as much as we can.” 

“We are very appreciative of our customers for their ongoing support,” Denina adds. 

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