Here's the next stop on our quest for Chicago's best BBQ: Chicago q
Walking up to Chicago q we immediately sensed this wasn’t your neighborhood barbecue joint. The trendy little restaurant on Dearborn Street is all urban barbecue. Fun atmosphere. Cool vibe. Friendly staff.
And literally the best food we’ve consumed yet in Chicago. I’m not kidding. It’s no wonder with Lee Ann Whippen as the chef and partner at the restaurant. Scott was a bit star-struck when he discovered Whippen was the owner and chef. (She has appeared on Food Network’s Bobby Flay’s Throwdown and TLC’s BBQPitmasters series.)
We visited Chicago q for a recent Sunday brunch and tasted pretty much everything barbecue on the menu. Food you must order if you go: Kobe brisket, chicken wings (which are marinated and smoked not fried) and espresso ice cream covered in peanut brittle, which I have no words to describe.
Chicago q earns 4 MacKaben stars.