In 1948, Charlie Vergos cleaned out the basement below his diner and uncovered a coal chute. A coal chute perfect for acting as a vent for a large grill. He installed that grill and his restaurant changed from a simple ham and cheese sandwich shop to a now legendary house of ribs. On a busy day, thousands of people visit Rendezvous. The restaurant is still in the family, and is run by Charlie’s kids.
Rendezvous is in an alley, so you won’t by chance see it with your eyes, but you will be able to smell it from a few blocks away. Visit their website to learn more or to order some ribs to be shipped to you.