Posts tagged "charlie mckenna"

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International
Bill Terlato has my job! Oh, you don’t know Bill? The Terlato family is one of the largest wine marketers, importers & winery owners in the country and it all began here in Chicago. Started over 50 years ago by Bill’s father, Anthony, he worked with his father and father-in-law to start bringing fine wine to the Chicago... Read more »

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous
Michael Taus has been a part of the Chicago restaurant scene for nearly 2 decades. From an industry perspective that’s a huge accomplishment, personally I think it’s impressive he’s stayed relevant by changing and adapting with culinary trends and the economy. I’ve never worked with Michael but he’s cut from an old school cloth. He... Read more »

20 Questions - Charlie McKenna of Lillie's Q

I met Charlie 6 years ago when he was still at Avenues in the Peninsula. You learned quickly about his love for BBQ and Florida State Football! Most kitchens talk about music or food so it was nice to find a fellow sports fan, who could discuss the college football season and commiserate on missing... Read more »
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Grilling is not BBQing!

Lillie’s Q not only gets accolades from Food & Wine but competes nationally at competitions throughout the summer. Yesterday I learned grilling on a Sunday is NOT BBQing. As elaborate as your Sunday BBQ may be, it pales in comparison to the precision these guys go to. Today’s video highlights how surgical and exact you... Read more »

Lillie's Q

Lillie's Q
Is it me or do restaurant openings come in themes? Lillie’s Q is the newest BBQ spot to hit town. Charlie McKenna has been around the culinary scene in the city for sometime having logged time at Tru and Avenues. I actually worked with Charlie for about a month at Avenues before he moved on.... Read more »