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New Chicago BBQ Joint – Lillie’s Q

According to the Chicago Tribune, there’s going to be a new BBQ Joint in town. Lillie’s Q dubbed on their ‘coming soon’ website to be Southern-style Barbeque Mastery, is the brainchild of Charlie McKenna, who you might know for his stint (18 months) as sous chef at the renowned TRU.

Here’s the joint’s location:

773 772-5500

McKenna says “We won in Memphis in ’07 (pork shoulder category), and we’ve placed in the top 10 for the last five years. Our barbecue is going to be a step above. Lillie Q will smoke pork shoulder, tri-tip beef, chicken and back ribs to make a variety of sandwiches and entrees, augmented with “non-Q” dishes as shrimp and grits (“a family recipe we’ve perfected over the years”) and sides such as baked beans, mac & cheese and cornbread with Tupelo honey butter.” Sounds good to us.

Check out the piece from the Chicago Tribune here

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  1. Just ate at this place and it is NOT BBQ. Truthfully, the meat didn’t even taste like it was smoked. The BBQ sauce is store bought crap in fancy jars. It is also very overpriced for what you get. Everything is ala carte and sides start at $5.

    You can serve sweet tea in a mason jar but it doesn’t mean it is BBQ. Pretty sad overall. I feel like I got robbed on this one. This place is not original at all and will not last in Chicago. This place is 100% lame. Will never eat at Lillie’s BBQ again…not even if they paid me to do so.

    Comment by John — August 11, 2010 @ 3:16 am

  2. Ya learn somitehng new everyday. It’s true I guess!

    Comment by Isabelle — July 9, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

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