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* Really hoping to make it back to 17th Street BBQ later this year…

Using @17thstreetbbq Magic Dust on chicken today and this came to mind

— Rich Miller (@capitolfax) March 7, 2021

Made the reindeer fly and helped Santa get small to fit down the chimney.

— Rich Miller (@capitolfax) March 7, 2021


— Amy Mills (@17thstreetbbq) March 8, 2021

Keep it Illinois-centric and be polite to each other. Thanks.

posted by Rich Miller
Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 3:01 am


  1. My one long drive this past year was to check out Shawnee National Forest and 17th Street’s “Magic Dust” (and the homemade pork rinds) were the highlight. It was Providence that motivated me to order an extra shaker to take home before trying it.

    Comment by lake county democrat Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 5:39 am

  2. Loyola Chicago is going to the big dance and I’m pretty sure U of I is as well. Knock on wood this will be a good year for Illinois College Basketball. Both of them have had some good games so far.

    Comment by TheRambler Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 6:36 am

  3. “Shawnee National Forest”

    Went canoeing and camping there with friends, it was a blast. Fished at Crab Orchard Lake and those babies wound up on the grill. Looking forward to some spring fishing and outdoor activities when I finish my vaccine.

    Comment by Grandson of Man Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 7:41 am

  4. Assuming the State Fair goes on as scheduled, 17th Street usually has a booth there. Of course, you’ll have to wait until August …

    Comment by RNUG Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 8:16 am

  5. If you’re going to be down here, go to the Giant City Lodge for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. One of the hidden gems of southern Illinois.

    Comment by Flyin' Elvis'-Utah Chapter Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 8:31 am


    Comment by Bigtwich Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 8:32 am

  7. @GOM, I would love to hear more about fishing at Crab Orchard. What did you catch? What is generally good there etc.

    Comment by JS Mill Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 8:33 am

  8. @JS Mill
    My grandfather used to love that lake. I took my son in 2019 (last time I flew in for a visit). I have caught nice Cats and had good Crappie fishing since I was a kid. Some people like it for Bass but it’s always been catfish since I’ve been going there.

    Comment by Ron Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 8:39 am

  9. Lots of Twitter angst from Illini hoops fans about the team not being co-Big Ten Champs.

    Really? Go win the NCAA’s and see who cares then.

    The Big Ten just saved you from buying some worthless tee-shirt that you won’t want to wear in two years anyway.

    Comment by Cool Papa Bell Monday, Mar 8, 21 @ 9:02 am

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