Hi Bacon-Nation,

Baconfest Chicago co-founders Michael and Andre had the pleasure of visiting Lillie’s Q this afternoon courtesy of Chef Charlie McKenna and Dave Andrews of Goodlife PR.  We enjoyed a fantastic meal and great conversation with Chef Mckenna and Dave – proving yet again that Baconfest Chicago is the best idea we’ve ever had, ever!

Not that they need the positive press, because word seems to be out that this is the place to eat for barbecue enthusiasts out there – BUT this is Baconfest Chicago chiming in saying GET TO LILLIE’S Q!!!!  The food is unbelievable.  Truly.  Fantastic.

We look forward to seeing what glorious bacon-based delight they exhibit at Baconfest Chicago 2011 (April 9th at the UIC Forum).

Meanwhile a brief recap of this afternoons trip to BBQ heaven:

First:
Fried Pickles in a beer batter with ranch dressing
Pimento Cheese – cheddar, pimentos, jalapenos served with sour dough toast

Main:
Taste Of LQ  – pick of three meats (we chose the Tri-Tip Brisket, Pulled Pork and house-made hotlink sausage)
Baby Back Ribs – carolina dirt, apple glaze – I’ll dream about these ribs for weeks.

Sides:
Baked Beans, Collard Greens with house-made bacon, and Grits with house-made bacon

What else can I say?  Every last bite of every single item was 100% Delish.  100%.  No better way to spend a chilly December afternoon.

Thanks Dave and Charlie for an amazing meal.  Here are a few shots.