The Logan Square restaurant serves up a hybrid of barbecue and poutine dishes late into the night
In Montreal, poutine—fries doused with gravy and topped with cheese curds—is classic drunk food. So the bustling stretch of Milwaukee in Logan Square is pretty much the ideal place for Q-Tine, a poutine and barbecue joint that’s open till 4am on Friday and Saturday and 2am on Wednesday and Thursday.
The menu focuses mostly on variations on poutine, with creative toppings like cheesesteak, gyro meat and even slices of corn dog. But the classic poutine is a steal at $7, with more than enough crisp fries, meaty gravy and slightly melted fresh cheddar cheese curds to feed two. The barbecue menu is solid, with Memphis-style dry rubbed ribs and smoked meats. For the best of both worlds, order the pulled pork poutine, which tops the classic dish with a generous portion of fruitwood-smoked, tender pork. A large assortment of housemade sauces are also available, from traditional tomato-based barbecue to spicy hot sauces—try the snappy vinegar-based Hot Stuff sauce, made with loads of cayenne pepper, for extra heat.
For drinks, cheap cans abound (like a $2.29 PBR), but the enormous 16-ounce watermelon margarita slushie is a surprisingly light and refreshing drink that will cut through the richness of your meal—and keep the night going.
2339 N Milwaukee Ave
|Opening hours:||Sun 3pm-12am, Mon-Tue 5pm-12am, Wed-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri 5pm-4am, Sat 3pm-4am|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to California. Bus: 52, 56, 74.|
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