Quick, name two foods that should totally get married. Bananas and peanut butter. Strawberries and chocolate. Barbecue and poutine?
OK, that last one sounds a little far-fetched--unless you’re the owners of Q-Tine, a new Logan Square spot where a barbecue expert and a Montreal native decided to put everything they love to eat on one plate.
Sounds weird, so of course we tried it.
We ordered the signature dish: “Q-Tine” with smoky sliced brisket over a mountain of crispy French fries, with a molten mess of cheese curds and thick, rich gravy in the middle. It costs $9, but we’d probably pay $100 for it at 4 a.m. (Yes, you can get it then.)
Let’s be clear: This isn’t something you’d eat on a “health day.” So go ahead and add an (alcoholic) slushie and a slice of pecan pie to your order. You’ll do better tomorrow.
Q-Tine, 2339 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-227-5100 or q-tine.com