Tonight we met some friends at Chicago Q, a barbecue place in the Gold Coast. Everything was delicious and huge - we have lots of leftovers to eat over the weekend. While Q was good, we don't think the food is quite as good as our old faithful barbecue place, Smoque. The atmosphere and drinks, however, were much more sophisticated than Smoque. Q has a great beer selection - John had a couple of Double Dog Double Pale Ales that he thought were amazing. The restaurant is also in this really neat little building on Dearborn, and we sat in the front window with a good view of the goings on in the Gold Cost.
My faves were the bruleed mac and cheese and the bacon cheddar hush puppies. John had a HUGE rack of ribs that he somehow managed to finish. We will definitely have to keep this on our list when we want fancy barbecue.