LOGAN SQUARE — A new restaurant set for a popular stretch of Milwaukee Avenue has owners betting that the local late-night scene will go for a hybrid of two comfort foods: BBQ and poutine.
Q-Tine will open this winter at 2339 N. Milwaukee Ave. and its owners want you to know they understand the late-night cravings of barhoppers along the booming route:
“Imagine this,” reads a press release for the restaurant. “You've spent an evening out in Logan Square. You started with a light bite at Yusho, followed by a cocktail at Longman & Eagle. You then wandered down the stretch of Milwaukee & braved the crowds at Revolution Brewing for a beer, peeked into Chicago Distilling Company, pondered a next-morning juice at Owen + Alchemy, and stopped for a quick round of pinball at Emporium.
“All this before you hopped in a line that stretched down the street at Slippery Slope,” it continues. “You spend the rest of the evening tearing up the dance floor, and by the time you exit at 2 a.m., you're starving. So what's there to eat around here?”
The answer, of course, is Q-Tine; a “neighborhood-specific eatery” made from a joint venture of three restaurateurs that will provide “the best meats, gravy & sauces from scratch out of a classic silver Airstream trailer (which will double as the restaurant’s main ordering area).”
The team consists of Greg Morton, a BBQ expert and chef with more than 20 years of experience, Harvey Gladman, a Montreal native, former semi-pro hockey player and restaurateur, and Ron DiNella, a longtime leader in Chicago’s restaurant scene, according to the announcement.
The 1,000 square foot space is currently under construction and will feature stools and counters made with riveted metal accents inspired by the Airstream.
“As Logan Square continues to add destinations that cater to the late night crowd, Q-Tine will offer some of the longest hours in the area, starting at lunch each day and staying open well into the early morning hours on weekends.”
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