With a kitchen led by Art Smith and a dining room that is a little bit roadhouse, a little bit refined dining room, Chicago q is comfortable, pleasant, and serious about barbecue. Meats include baby back ribs, chicken, and beef brisket, even a starter of fried alligator. But even before the delicious, heaping, main courses arrive -- perhaps with sides such as braised greens or poblano cheddar cornbread -- there are the complimentary potato chips and pickles, house specialties so tasty they will have you wondering why the restaurant doesn't charge for them. Portions are large, so try to refrain from eating all those nibbles before your food arrives. The wine and beer lists are varied, but bourbon lovers have special reason to rejoice at the selection available here.