From direct grilling to smoking, BellyQ likes to celebrate the interaction of fire and food. But even with the flame-focused menu, the restaurant still knows what to do with the fryer, as the incredible Thai Style Fried Chicken shows.
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BQ2GO, Bill Kim's to go operation, almost seems like the opposite of BellyQ. Instead of a celebration of fire and meat in all its smoky, fatty glory, BQ2GO favors fresh vegetables and salads.
I could only wait one day before I decided to brave the crowds and check out BellyQ. The Asian barbecue restaurant is so big, chef Bill Kim's previous two restaurants could both fit snuggly in the kitchen.
Spaghetti with meat sauce, you are now under chef Bill Kim's control. Urbanbelly serves a rare but recurring special noodle bowl that, according to the counter staff on the day of my visit, surfaces about three times a year for a roughly month-long engagement: udon noodles, Asian bolognese, Tasso ham, mushrooms, and bok choy ($13).
Bill Kim, the restauranteur behind Urban Belly and Belly Shack, is teaming up with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and Michael Jordan for BellyQ. Details are limited at this point, but the website claims that you can "expect a flavor palette that's boldly smoky and brightly piquant."
Dumplings from Urban Belly. As a food critic, one of the great luxuries of the Internet is that you're no longer confined to the precious space of print. As such, you don't have to make decisions about which restaurant...
Urban Belly, a new noodle shop from former Charlie Trotter disciple and haute chef Bill Kim, opened a few weeks ago. Some folks saw it as Chicago's answer to David Chang and Momofuku noodle bar. While I thought the pork...
Perennial Photograph of Ryan Poli from starchefs.com From the team that opened popular spots Boka and Landmark comes this farm fresh-focused American-style bistro. The kitchen is helmed by chef de cuisine Ryan Poli, formerly of Butter, named by Esquire as...