Last Tuesday evening, 120 Chicagoland Elites gathered in downtown La Grange for a succulent summer feast at Q BBQ. Though it was already sweltering, it took but only one look at meat porn model Candice G rockin' ribs on her ribs to escalate temps through the roof!
With a saucy shout-out to Carolina, Texas and Memphis BBQ, guests had the opportunity to try Q's wildly delectable take on brisket, pulled pork, chicken wings, baby back ribs and smoked sausage. When Elites weren't stuffing themselves with the meat, err main, attraction, they noshed on traditional sides with a twist: layered gourmet mac served in martini glasses, brown sugar-kissed BBQ beans, honeyed cornbread, heavenly little corn fritters and dreamy cherry ice cream floats made with Cold Stone Creamery ice cream. Only one word could describe a culinary coup of such exquisite proportions: BOMB.
Outside, the fun continued with local band, The Black Oil Brothers, as they turned up the sound to eleven by playing their soulful mix of deep blues Americana... and from a trolley, no less! A bevy of adult beverages included Magners Irish Cider, Twisted Tea, Savida Sangria, Lucky 7 wine, Lombardi Limonata liqueur and beer by Hamm's, Sam Adams, Red Stripe, Fat Tire and Leinie's Summer Shandy satiated Elites' thirst. Whew! Guests went home with a bottle of Q's secret spice rub, second servings and memories of an unforgettable summer evening. To catch up on what you missed, read the red-hot reviews here and check out Andrés J. DeLeón's delicious photography right here!