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  • Slather the Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoky barbecue sauce on ribs and steak for a fingerlicking-good meal"

    Rachael Ray, December 2015
  • If you want to journey across the Carolinas in a single sitting, head to Lillie's Q.

    Chicago Tribune, March 2015
  • Bucktown's urban barbecue shack takes a scholarly approach to barbecue

    Michelin Guide, 2015
  • "Charlie McKenna, pitmaster of Lillie's Q in (or all places) Chicago, is serving up this delicious hunk-omeat (tri-tip) to primal perfection.

    Men's Health, August 2015
  • "If you want to journey across the Carolinas in a single sitting, head to Lillie's Q.

    Chicago Tribune, 2015
  • Some like it hot, others prefer sweet and smoky. Whatever your pleasure, the barbecue sauces included in this set of six make everything taste better

    Oprah Magazine, 2013
  • We loved the Carolina variety. It's the perfect mix of powerful smokiness, pepper-filled heat, and subtle sweetness. And its not-too-thick, not-too-gloopy texture has enough body to hold up to the flavor combo

    Cooking Light, November 2013
  • "One slug from any of these jugs will cause you to clear out your refrigerator shelf. Unlike the saccharine stuff in those plastic bottles, these sauces have a balance of smoke, heat, sweet, and savory.

    Men's Health, November 2014
  • "There's a smoky-sweet Memphis style sauce, a Carolina-style hot vinegar for dressing pulled pork, and even the rare Alabama-style white sauce for chicken. They look so good that you'll be tempted not to use them, which would be a mistake.

    Esquire, December 2014
  • "Southerners make their own but there's no shame in stocking your pantry with a bottle of Lillie's Q Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce, made by Chicago chef and competition-barbecue-circuit-boss Charlie McKenna

    New York Magazine, November 2015
  • Some like it hot, others prefer sweet and smoky. Whatever your pleasure, the barbecue sauces included in this set of six make everything taste better

    The Oprah Magazine, August 2013
  • We loved the Carolina variety. It's the perfect mix of powerful smokiness, pepper-filled heat, and subtle sweetness. And its not-too-thick, not-too-gloopy texture has enough body to hold up to the flavor combo

    Cooking Light, November 2013
  • One slug from any of these jugs will cause you to clear out your refrigerator shelf. Unlike the saccharine stuff in those plastic bottles, these sauces have a balance of smoke, heat, sweet, and savory.

    Men's Health, November 2014
  • There's a smoky-sweet Memphis style sauce, a Carolina-style hot vinegar for dressing pulled pork, and even the rare Alabama-style white sauce for chicken. They look so good that you'll be tempted not to use them, which would be a mistake.

    Esquire, December 2014
  • Welcome to the Best new BBQ restaurant in the Country.

    Food & Wine Magazine 2011
  • You need to go, delicious.

    Grant Achatz, Alinea
  • Best New Restaurants.

    Chicago Magazines
  • Delicious BBQ: Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had

    Rick Bayless
  • Best new BBQ restaurants in the country

    Food & Wine June 2011
  • You need to go. Delicious.

    Alinea's Grant Achatz
  • Four Stars

    Time Out Chicago
  • Delicious BBQ: Some of best pulled pork I've ever had!

    Rick Bayless
  • Best New BBQ

    Metromix
  • Michelin Recommended

    Michelin Guide
  • Top 5 rib joints in Chicago

    Steve Dolinsky
  • The star of the great barbecue meatstorm of 2010

    Chicago Magazine
  • Best New Restaurants

    Chicago Magazine
  • One of the best pulled pork sandwiches you will ever sink your teeth into

    The Chicago Sun-Times
  • Lillie's Q Tri-Tip: 110 Tasty Things From 2010

    Chicago Reader
USA TODAY 7/25/2016 LQ Chicken Shack in slideshow of Best Take Out Windows across the Country
FOOD & WINE 6/1/2011 Best new BBQ restaurants in the country
Men's Health 11/29/2014 Best Food and Booze Gifts for Men
TODAY Show 12/7/2015 Best Holiday gifts
House Beautiful 6/1/2015 Great Finds: Favorite BBQ Sauce
Better Homes & Gardens 7/1/2015 Chef Charlie: Oven to Grill Baby Back Ribs
James Beard Foundation 5/1/2014 Chef Charlie's Peanut Soup with Grilled Peaches
Esquire 11/18/2014 10 Flavorful Gifts for Foodies
Cosmopolitan Magazine 11/19/2015 Gift Guide for the Girl that likes to cook
New York Magazine 11/8/2015 50 favorite Chef Inspired items for your pantry
FOOD & WINE 7/1/2015 Best Foods to cure a broken Heart
Examiner 12/8/2015 The Perfect Holiday Gift
Chicago Magazine 11/18/2015 7 Best Upscale comfort foods in Chicago
Zagat 10/6/2015 A Few of our Favorite Fried Things
Zagat 9/21/2015 30 Things to Eat & Drink while in Chicago
NBA 8/12/2015 Blackhawks, Bulls, United Center and Levy Restaurants Bring Together Chicago's Culinary All Stars
Chicago Tribune 8/12/2015 Top Chicago Restaurants Head to the United Center this Fall
FOOD & WINE 6/11/2015 Best Store Bought Brunch Products
New York Magazine 6/9/2015 Best Father's Day Gift Ideas
Self Magazine 2/26/2015 Best Artisanal Hot Sauces
Gothamist 8/17/2015 Under the Radar Specialty Foods
Men's Health 8/20/2015 Discover the Best BBQ you've never tasted
Chicago Tribune 3/19/2015 Guide to Carolina Barbeque
E! Online 12/12/2015 What to get the Foodie in your life for Christmas
Drink Me 12/7/2015 Lillie's Q brings the best of Southern BBQ home
Tasting Table 6/30/2014 Turn your Sauce up to an Eleven
Specialty Food 7/1/2014 2014 Sofi WInners Annouced: Hot Smoky
WGN 5/23/2014 Chef Charlie McKenna makes rosemary potato salad
Windy CIty Live 7/1/2014 Chef Charlie's Pork Tacos
Chicago Magazine 7/22/2013 Inside the Battle to be the best pit master in the world
Chicago Magazine 7/2/2013 How to Smoke Ribs Out Back Like Charlie McKenna Does 'Em at Lillie's Q
HUNGRY HOUND - ABC 7 10/6/2010 Urban Barebque' Joint Has Southern Style
TIME OUT 9/1/2010 Lillie's Q Review
CHICAGO MAGAZINE 12/1/2010 Best New BBQ Spots in Chicago
GRUB STREET 8/12/2010 Charlie McKenna Makes High Tech Lowdown 'Q
TIME OUT 12/7/2010 100 best things we ate: Southern
TASTING TABLE 8/9/2010 Best New BBQ Spots in Chicago
CHICAGO MAGAZINE 7/22/2013 Inside the Battle to Be the Best BBQ Pit Master in the World