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1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
b/t Division St & Elm St in Near North Side
You must admit the letter Q is a difficult letter to find a subject to write about. And the letter Q in Chicago, seemed impossible. I couldn’t think of a thing from my new novel, Facing East, that would do. A beautiful granddaughter, who is working and living in Chicago, better known as Kelsey, suggested the Chicago Q Restaurant. (Thank you, dear girl) I love barbecue.
When I was growing up in Evanston, IL. just north of Chicago, barbecue used to mean chunks of beef with sauce poured on top. North Carolina barbecue is something else, roasted on a spit you can have pulled pork or chicken, basted with a vinegar tasting sauce, or a Tennessee style barbecue, which I prefer.
Here’s a little information about Chicago Q. I’ve never been, but next trip to Chicago, I’ll meet you there. A little bourbon, a little barbecue, Chicago style!
Since opening in 2010, Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen has created a barbecue experience, using the highest quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs while served in a Savannah-style dining room, imbued with Southern charm and comfort. The restaurant serves Whippen’s award-winning competition fare alongside regional favorites from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, which pair perfectly with the best selection of rare and exclusive bourbons in Chicago. Sound good, doesn’t it.