1160 N. Dearborn Street • Chicago, IL

Hours: | Monday – Thursday : 11am – 10:30pm | Friday: 11am – 12am | Saturday : 10am – 12am | Sunday : 10am – 10:30pm

About Chicago q:
Chicago q is not your ordinary barbecue joint. Since opening in 2010, Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen has created a barbecue experience like none other by using the highest quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs while served in a Savannah-style dining room, imbued with Southern charm and comfort.

The restaurant serves Whippen’s award-winning competition fare alongside regional favorites from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, which pair perfectly with the best selection of rare and exclusive bourbons in Chicago. Whether in the neighborhood or traveling to the city, a group of two or one of 50, Chicago q is the ideal space for any gathering or occasion.

Chef/Partner Bio: Lee Ann Whippen

Lee Ann Whippen is a nationally recognized BBQ Pitmaster and Chef/Partner of Chicago q, an upscale urban BBQ restaurant in Chicago, known for serving her award winning “Competition Ribs” and other barbecue favorites.

Lee Ann Whippen is no stranger when it comes to barbecue and touts a myriad of awards and accolades. She has been competing in BBQ contests for over 19 years, holding titles of 1st place Potato Salad and first runner up in BBQ at The World Food Championships in Las Vegas, and 1st place National Award at The American Royal.

Lee Ann has appeared numerous times on TV, radio and in print stories including the Travel Channel, Today Show, Steve Harvey Show, People, Fine Cooking and Delta Sky magazines. She is a contributor in “The New American Cooking” cookbook and has served BBQ multiple times to the Senators and Congressman in the Capitol. Lee Ann is most widely known for TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” series and Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” where she beat Flay with her mouth-watering pulled pork shoulder.

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Chicago q from Baconfest Chicago 2014

Photo by Anne Petersen.

Pig Powder Dry Rubbed Candied Bacon (Runner-up for Most Creative Use of Bacon Saturday Lunch)

Chicago q

Chicago q from Baconfest Chicago 2012

Smoked Bacon Baklava

Andy Gibson & Co.