One of the most unique concepts in recent memory will open in Logan Square before the next polar vortex hits town. First reported this summer, barbecue, poutine and drinks are heading to that ballooning block in Logan Square. But new details—including an indoor airstream—add to the compelling nature of Q-Tine, the latest project to crash the Logan Square party.
Montreal semi-pro hockey player-turned-restaurateur Harvey Gladman's poutine will be served alongside 20-year east coast restaurant vet Greg Morton's slow-smoked barbecue in a 1000-square-foot space on Milwaukee Avenue. And set against a wall inside that space will live an airstream where patrons can order combinations of the two dishes, other twists on comfort food, and drinks from its windows, fast-casual-style.
And while the 2300 block of N. Milwaukee continues to see more hospitality openings (Owen + Alchemy, opening this week, is the newest), many of them are nightlife projects while restaurants remain few. Starting with daily lunch service, Q-Tine will be open very late and be a needed eating option before or after a drinking or dancing excursion in Logan.
How the two disparate signature dishes will coexist and be executed remains to be seen. But the people, concept, location and hours make Q-Tine, which may open as soon as November, a project to watch.
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