The Food Mash-Up You Have to Try at Q-Tine
Barbecue meets poutine (and it’s glorious)
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