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The Food Mash-Up You Have to Try at Q-Tine
The heartiest hybrid yet.

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

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