(CHICAGO, IL) – Standard Market, a chef-driven specialty food retailer, announces the opening of SMQ, its casual, open-air barbecue. Guests can experience Standard Market’s barbecue dishes featuring fresh ingredients straight from the market, including marketmade sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.
“SMQ features Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Brisket and Pulled Pork cooked low and slow in a hickory wood smoker,” says Brian Wright, Executive Chef of Standard Market. “We’re excited to offer our guests another dining option at Standard Market, where they can enjoy high quality barbecue in a casual environment.”
SMQ’s hickory wood smoker can handle up to 100 lbs. of baby back ribs, 200 lbs. of brisket, 240 lbs. of pork butt or 40 whole chickens. SMQ also features a full sized charcoal grill. Ice-cold beer can also be enjoyed from SMQ’s kegerator and a number of beers and wines will be on tap.
SMQ is located near the exit of Standard Market Westmont, under a covered patio strung with lights and equipped with a gigantic fan. The open-air restaurant also has a walk-up window for take-out orders.
Baby Back BBQ Ribs, Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork and Charcoal Grilled Chicken are available as both entrées and sandwiches, with other menu items including summer barbecue classics such as BBQ Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, Picnic Potato Salad, Bourbon Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler.
SMQ is open from 11am to 9pm daily and can seat 66 people.
ABOUT STANDARD MARKET
Standard Market is a celebration of food! The chef-driven specialty food retailer features the highest quality fresh ingredients and Market-prepared foods, including handpicked produce, expertly butchered meats, and top-quality fish and seafood. The Market also showcases a complete from-scratch bakery, an in-house delicatessen, a craft coffee bar, and an extensive wine, beer, and cheese collection, along with choice dairy and pantry offerings. At the heart of the Market is Standard Market Grill, a sophisticated fast-casual restaurant that highlights seasonal ingredients and the culinary talents of the pedigreed chef team. Standard Market has two locations at 333 East Ogden Avenue, Westmont, Ill. 60559 and 1508 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, Ill. 60540, with a standalone Standard Market Grill located at 444 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago 60614. SMQ will be located at the Westmont location. For more information, visit www.standardmarket.com.