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  • Post #781 - May 2nd, 2023, 9:21 am
    Post #781 - May 2nd, 2023, 9:21 am Post #781 - May 2nd, 2023, 9:21 am
    Kapitan is Malaysian and has a burger. Have not been though.

    https://kapitanchicago.com/menu-2
  • Post #782 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:11 pm
    Post #782 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:11 pm Post #782 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:11 pm
    Interesting menu. Any idea what a "vegetarian duck" is?
  • Post #783 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:13 pm
    Post #783 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:13 pm Post #783 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:13 pm
    2Utah2 wrote:Kapitan is Malaysian and has a burger. Have not been though.
    Thanks, but it's Southeast Asian and the one time I had it, it was really bad - dense and dry patty that didn't have much beef taste to it. It did look pretty though.

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  • Post #784 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:40 pm
    Post #784 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:40 pm Post #784 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:40 pm
    It's traditionally a burger wrapped in an omelette but there's nothing special about the patty itself.
  • Post #785 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:48 pm
    Post #785 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:48 pm Post #785 - May 2nd, 2023, 12:48 pm
    As good as the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich (with signature fresh jalapeños and colorful slaw) is at the relocated Chubby's Hot Chicken / Char House out here in Forest Park, the burger is even better. So rich and crisp on an excellent griddled glossy bun with addicting sauce. I think they're flying under the radar while still in opening mode and sorting out their web presence(s). Don't sleep on the banana shake with ice cream from neighboring Brown Cow.

    Chubby's
    7441 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
  • Post #786 - May 3rd, 2023, 9:52 am
    Post #786 - May 3rd, 2023, 9:52 am Post #786 - May 3rd, 2023, 9:52 am
    MarlaCollins'Husband wrote:The burger at Marz is flawless. Slagel Family Farms short rib burger, American cheese, spicy mayo & pickles on a fresh-baked furikake milkbread bun.

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    I mistakenly attributed this outstanding burger to Marz. It was served at Marz but the food was from Mom's. The burger will be available on Monday, May 15 at Ludlow Liquors as part of the Chicago Reader's Monday Night Foodball series.
  • Post #787 - May 9th, 2023, 9:55 am
    Post #787 - May 9th, 2023, 9:55 am Post #787 - May 9th, 2023, 9:55 am
    Let's try this again. I think this one is Southeast Asian. Again have not been yet, but looks good.

    https://eatbhoomi.com/menu
  • Post #788 - May 9th, 2023, 11:02 am
    Post #788 - May 9th, 2023, 11:02 am Post #788 - May 9th, 2023, 11:02 am
    2Utah2 wrote:Let's try this again. I think this one is Southeast Asian. Again have not been yet, but looks good.

    https://eatbhoomi.com/menu


    I think the request was specifically for beef.
  • Post #789 - May 9th, 2023, 4:08 pm
    Post #789 - May 9th, 2023, 4:08 pm Post #789 - May 9th, 2023, 4:08 pm
    2Utah2 wrote:Let's try this again. I think this one is Southeast Asian. Again have not been yet, but looks good.

    https://eatbhoomi.com/menu

    Looks like we have a winner. India is definitely South Asia so this is what I was looking for. Not one, but two options - regular and wagyu (plus lamb and veggie for people not looking for beef). Thanks a lot!

    I'd never heard of Bhoomi but the back story is interesting and the Yelpers love it.
  • Post #790 - May 15th, 2023, 3:43 pm
    Post #790 - May 15th, 2023, 3:43 pm Post #790 - May 15th, 2023, 3:43 pm
    No dedicated thread for Pompette wine bar yet (just opened last fall on the corner of Damen/Armitage). Very good food, and they also have a tasty burger, in the Au Cheval style, available for both brunch and dinner. With RHR, The Stopalong, and Leavitt St Tavern all nearby, Bucktown now has another excellent burger option.
  • Post #791 - June 5th, 2023, 6:45 am
    Post #791 - June 5th, 2023, 6:45 am Post #791 - June 5th, 2023, 6:45 am
    Made it to Bhoomi on Saturday and unfortunately it was a disappointment. The seasoning on the "Pub Burger" was not noticeably Indian and, based on the texture of the meat, I suspect the additives, including a healthy amount of salt, were added the night before. The cheese was good and melted and the well-seasoned onions were fantastic. Maybe it's better on a weekday when the downtown work crowd fills up the food hall that was pretty empty over the weekend.

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  • Post #792 - September 8th, 2023, 7:06 am
    Post #792 - September 8th, 2023, 7:06 am Post #792 - September 8th, 2023, 7:06 am
    In honor of their 15th anniversary, on September 15th all day, all Epic burger locations are offering a burgers plus fries for $5.
  • Post #793 - September 10th, 2023, 9:11 am
    Post #793 - September 10th, 2023, 9:11 am Post #793 - September 10th, 2023, 9:11 am
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    The burger at Half Acre sounds exceptional on paper. Tri-blend beef, American cheese, red onion, fermented shallot + shishito aioli, house pickles, and shredded lettuce on a house-made milk bun.

    That "fermented shallot and shishito aioli" tasted like regular mayonnaise but nothing could have saved the overcooked dense patty on an overtoasted bun. Massive disappointment.

    Friends enjoyed the crispy chicken and salad. Beer was great. They have their newest release - Double Barrel Catch Hell - on tap in regular and nitro versions and those definitely worth trying if you're into high ABV stouts.
  • Post #794 - September 10th, 2023, 11:01 am
    Post #794 - September 10th, 2023, 11:01 am Post #794 - September 10th, 2023, 11:01 am
    MarlaCollins'Husband wrote: could have saved the overcooked dense patty on an overtoasted bun.

    That picture makes me sad.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #795 - September 11th, 2023, 6:35 am
    Post #795 - September 11th, 2023, 6:35 am Post #795 - September 11th, 2023, 6:35 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    MarlaCollins'Husband wrote: could have saved the overcooked dense patty on an overtoasted bun.

    That picture makes me sad.

    Eating it made me sad
  • Post #796 - September 11th, 2023, 10:56 am
    Post #796 - September 11th, 2023, 10:56 am Post #796 - September 11th, 2023, 10:56 am
    Looks like they hired one of my neighbor hacks to cook. Sad indeed.
  • Post #797 - September 18th, 2023, 12:57 pm
    Post #797 - September 18th, 2023, 12:57 pm Post #797 - September 18th, 2023, 12:57 pm
    NFriday wrote: In honor of their 15th anniversary, on September 15th all day, all Epic burger locations are offering a burger plus fries for $5.
    Here is said anniversary burger plate. Ordered from the store at 40 E. Pearson St. 60611.
    Image Image It was good. It was improved by not having to spend an additional ten dollars on it {there, or at a nearby restaurant}. One changed aspect of Epic Burger which I caught, but you might not, is that it used to have Organic Heinz ketchup (imported from Canada). It does not anymore.
    From here, I went on to Timothy O'Toole's on N. Fairbanks Ct.
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  • Post #798 - September 19th, 2023, 1:10 pm
    Post #798 - September 19th, 2023, 1:10 pm Post #798 - September 19th, 2023, 1:10 pm
    Pudgy- I am glad you were able to take advantage of the 15th anniversary deal at Epic burger. I was going to go to the one in downtown Evanston, and I forgot about it. Were their other burgers $5 too? I have never been there.
  • Post #799 - September 20th, 2023, 8:49 am
    Post #799 - September 20th, 2023, 8:49 am Post #799 - September 20th, 2023, 8:49 am
    pudgym29 wrote:From here, I went on to Timothy O'Toole's on N. Fairbanks Ct.
    I assume, after the Epic, you didn't have the Big Timmy.
  • Post #800 - October 31st, 2023, 8:07 am
    Post #800 - October 31st, 2023, 8:07 am Post #800 - October 31st, 2023, 8:07 am
    Yet another outstanding smash burger to add to the list. This one from pop-up about town, Chubby Boy's Burgers. They were at Ludlow Liquors last night for this week's iteration of Mike Sula's/Chicago Reader's Monday Night Foodball series.

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    The Original Chubby has two juicy smash patties topped with béarnaise aioli, savory hot honey bacon, crispy fried onions, and pickled cherry peppers, all on a Martin's potato bun. Beefy, rich, fatty but with a kick and some crunch. Just great.

    The Oklahoma Patty Melt, an extra oniony sandwich starring the same great patties as the Original Chubby, was also pretty great.

    Strongly recommend dropping in next time you hear about them popping up. Seems like Instagram is the only way to stay in the loop: Chubby Boy's Burgers
  • Post #801 - December 12th, 2023, 10:30 pm
    Post #801 - December 12th, 2023, 10:30 pm Post #801 - December 12th, 2023, 10:30 pm
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    The Wood-Fired Burger at Old Irving Brewing is the one everyone thinks they can make on their backyard grill. 8 ounces of Prime Beef grilled to perfect medium rare, topped with Tillamook white cheddar, crispy onions, and caramelized onions and served on a toasted brioche bun with garlic-vinegar aioli.

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    The burgers pair very well with a flight of Krampus.
  • Post #802 - December 12th, 2023, 10:33 pm
    Post #802 - December 12th, 2023, 10:33 pm Post #802 - December 12th, 2023, 10:33 pm
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    Diego is a good enough restaurant that it should probably get its own thread. But that location is cursed so who knows if it'll last long enough for that to happen. I can't vouch for the Mexican food that makes up the overwhelming bulk of the menu but the burger is very good.
  • Post #803 - March 28th, 2024, 7:27 pm
    Post #803 - March 28th, 2024, 7:27 pm Post #803 - March 28th, 2024, 7:27 pm
    da beef wrote:I think its time for a post about my favorite burger under $5. Brankos sandwich shop has long been a staple of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, they've been serving Depaul students and neighborhood residents since 1972. Brankos is a Chicago style stand (Beef, dogs, burgers, pizza puffs, good deli sandwichs and a very underrated gyro) run by a family who is as friendly as it gets and always pleasant to talk to, they dont forget you here, ive been going there since I was 9 when I would order another Chicago original, the gravy bread before my ma made dinner on regular occasions. What makes them my favorite Chi-style stand is their double cheeseburger. They take two McDonalds size patties and char them on the grill and finish it off with ketchup, mustard a nice fresh slice of tomato, some onions and some chopped lettuce. The result is what I believe to be the best burger under $5, it comes out to $4.87 w/ tax, fries included. Next time anyone is in Lincoln Park and you’re looking for a good lunch that wont break the bank, I highly suggest Brankos. They do it all, and they do it better than most.

    After nearly five decades in Lincoln Park, mom-and-pop sandwich shop Branko’s is closing its doors.

    A neighborhood staple, Branko’s has been at 1118 W. Fullerton Ave. across from DePaul University’s campus since 1976, when Branko Jordanovski and his wife Jelica Jordanovska left then-Yugoslavia for Chicago.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/03/28 ... of-an-era/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #804 - May 26th, 2024, 11:54 am
    Post #804 - May 26th, 2024, 11:54 am Post #804 - May 26th, 2024, 11:54 am
    Chicago Hokie wrote:No dedicated thread for Pompette wine bar yet (just opened last fall on the corner of Damen/Armitage). Very good food, and they also have a tasty burger, in the Au Cheval style, available for both brunch and dinner.
    The burger at Pompette is now only available for brunch and happy hour. And I suspect it's changed since Chicago Hokie was there as the current one doesn't remind me of Au Cheval. That said, it's it's a very, very good burger. 10/10 would eat again.

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    Slagel Farm Burger - caramelized onion, pickles, american cheese, greens, special sauce
  • Post #805 - May 26th, 2024, 11:58 am
    Post #805 - May 26th, 2024, 11:58 am Post #805 - May 26th, 2024, 11:58 am
    Billy Goat Tavern changed their bun a couple of years ago, switching from the terrible dry kaiser rolls they used for years to a brioche type bun. And they still have the great pickle and onion bar. It's important to load up the burgers with condiments and toppings because, unfortunately, they've also retained the tradition of serving meat with no beef flavor.

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  • Post #806 - May 26th, 2024, 12:01 pm
    Post #806 - May 26th, 2024, 12:01 pm Post #806 - May 26th, 2024, 12:01 pm
    I had high hopes for the Apolonia burger and it certainly looked pretty, but we couldn't get over the saltiness and the noticeable fishiness. They don't put it on the menu, but there must be anchovies in the sauce. I can't think of any other reasonable explanation. Anchovies can be a great source of umami, but if you use too much, there are going to be problems.

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  • Post #807 - May 26th, 2024, 12:07 pm
    Post #807 - May 26th, 2024, 12:07 pm Post #807 - May 26th, 2024, 12:07 pm
    Webster Wine Bar has been going strong for 30 years. No LTH thread though. It probably deserves one but I've been exactly twice and only once in the last decade plus and only had the burger. It's a good one. Didn't love it, wouldn't go out of my way for it, but would eat it if someone else wanted to go there. I thought the bun to meat ratio was off. I did really like the charred scallion aioli.

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    Slagel Farms beef, sharp cheddar, charred scallion aioli, crispy shoestring potatoes, brioche
  • Post #808 - May 26th, 2024, 12:10 pm
    Post #808 - May 26th, 2024, 12:10 pm Post #808 - May 26th, 2024, 12:10 pm
    Had the burger at Mother's Ruin for the first time and I was a fan. It would be a good stop before or after a trip to Avondale Bowl. Nothing fancy about it at all, but it's got lots of flavor and it's soft that teeth are unnecessary.

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    Aged Cheddar, Lettuce, Onion, Pickles, Secret Sauce, Served with Old Bay Waffle Fries and Spicy Ketchup

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