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Q-BBQ Adding Two More Locations; Mac and Cheese Fest Returning; More

Plus, Caviar delivers GT Fish with free po' boys and Goose Island kicks off alumni series with free beer tomorrow.

Marc Much

OAK PARK—Q-BBQ is opening two new locations (for a grand total of five), one in Oak Park (anticipated to open in the middle of October), another in Schererville, IN (expected for the beginning of September). Q-BBQ is but one restaurant concept in a barbecue market that continues to expand (Pork Shoppe, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Belly Up, etc.) It begs the question: will the barbecue bubble burst? If so, when? [Crain]

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—If you love mac and cheese get ready, the Second Annual Mac & Cheese Fest hits the UIC Forum on Saturday, October 24 with The Goddess and Grocer, Rockit Bar & Grill and Bub City confirmed to participate. With two sessions (lunch and dinner), some of the money raised will go to support Ronald McDonald House Charities ($10,000 was donated last year). Expect tickets to go on sale in the coming weeks. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHCaviar, the delivery service for such places as La Sirena Clandestina, XOCO and more, has added GT Fish & Oyster to their ranks. GT orders through Caviar this week gets you a free oyster po'boy slider. [EaterWire]

WEST TOWN—Make your way over to Goose Island's Taproom tomorrow between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for their first alumni series where former brewers return to collaborate on new beers. Everyone who comes gets one free English style mild ale from former brewmaster Greg Hall. [EaterWire]

Goose Island Beer Co.

1800 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 226-1119 Visit Website

GT Fish & Oyster

531 North Wells Street, , IL 60654 (312) 929-3501 Visit Website


714 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614 773.281.7800 Visit Website

UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 413-9875