Happy weekend! There will be much celebrating going on over here…Chris’s birthday was yesterday! I knew there was no better way to fete the birthday boy than stuffing our faces with BBQ.
I took Chris to Chicago q, an “urban BBQ” place in the Gold Coast of Chicago. Instead of bread for the table, they start you off with barbeque potato chips and sweet marinated pickles. Neither of us had been here before, but the Yelp reviews I read all raved about the house bacon cheddar hush puppies, so of course we had to get us some o’ that.
That’s Chris telling them to “hush.” Truth be told, I didn’t know what a hush puppy was. I thought it was some sort of cheese ball, but they were more bread-y. Still delicious, though, and they came with some sort of chipotle dipping sauce.
Then it was time for the main event! We each got a q2 platter, which comes with your choice of pulled pork, pulled chicken, or brisket, PLUS a half slab of ribs, PLUS a side of cornbread, coleslaw, and about a gazillion other options. I went for pulled pork and cornbread, while Chris got the brisket and coleslaw. Each platter was served with 4 different BBQ sauces.
Can you tell which one below is the before shot vs. the after shot?
If you can’t, it’s because THERE WAS SO MUCH FOOD!!!! I felt like I ate so much, yet barely made a dent (the second picture is the aftermath, btw). Oh well, I’m just getting my bang for the buck since I can now spread this over several meals.
Anyway, Chicago q was a great place to go for a special occasion when you don’t want to be too fancy. It’s on the pricier side for BBQ, but with the amount of food they give you, I’d say it’s well worth it.
We’ve got more BBQ-ing, of the at-home variety, on the schedule for tonight! Our buddies are coming over to grill!
Who else loves some good meats?