[Photos: Marc Much]
Starting today, Chicagoans will get a taste of what suburbia has had in its backyard for years with the opening of Q-BBQ. The Lakeview spot will be Q-BBQ's third location after LaGrange and Naperville.
"People have been asking us for a long time: When are you going to open in Chicago?" says Michael LaPidus, owner of Q-BBQ. "Our answer is that good barbeque is all about patience—we smoke our brisket for 22 hours after all."
The BBQ in question doesn't just pull from one classic barbecue region of America, but rather all of them (Memphis, North and South Carolina, Texas). Q-BBQ will also be serving up a barbecue specialty not often found in Chicago: burnt ends (typically the fatty remnants of a brisket recooked). Given the fact that Q-BBQ has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status two consecutive years in a row, they would appear to have a handle on their 'cue.
The menu (in full below), gives guests the opportunity to truly pile on the different meats (chopped and sliced beef brisket, Carolina pulled pork, pulled chicken, Memphis chicken wings, Texas spicy sausage, spicy wings, sliced turkey and Memphis baby back ribs) in one, two, three or four-meat meal options. There's also the rather magical sounding dubbed "Q-Pups," which are deep fried corn fritters.
Q-BBQ is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and they offer lunchtime delivery.
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· Q-BBQ [Official Site]