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Solid Pub Burgers at Goose Island in Wrigleyville

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 6 comments

If you're looking for a bite in Wrigleyville that's not necessarily jammed with a fist-bumping bro-dawg vibe, Goose Island makes for a good oasis with lots of beer choices and some solid bar food. More

Paulie Gee's Announces Chicago Expansion, With Slice'r Derrick Tung at the Helm

Slice Niki Achitoff-Gray 35 comments

Just weeks after announcing a nationwide expansion of his acclaimed Brooklyn pizzeria, Paulie Gee's—with Slice founder Adam Kuban due to head up a Portland outpost, no less—Paulie is ready to publicize another familiar addition to his growing "brotherhood of pizza enthusiasts." More

The $10 Wednesday Burger Special at Trenchermen in Chicago Is Sort of Worth It

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 8 comments

The Wednesday burger special is a great value for $10—you get kettle corn, a weekly chef-driven cheeseburger, chips, and a 12-ounce pour of beer—but the execution could use work. More

Skip the Ramen and Donut Burgers at Buzz in Chicago

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 8 comments

The pigs ears rule! The burgers? Not so much. More

Three's the Charm at 25 Degrees in Chicago

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 7 comments

If you're in the neighborhood and you're craving a burger, 25 Degrees puts out a reliable option. More

Get Burgers with Fried Mac and Cheese Buns in Chicago Until Sunday

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 6 comments

The latest union between burger and mac-and-cheese: a burger with fried mac and cheese patties for buns, available until October 6 at Rockit Burger Bar in Chicago. More

Scenes from the 2013 Hamburger Hop at Chicago Gourmet

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 1 comment

I tried almost every burger at this year's Hamburger Hop, a battle of the burgers between 15 restaurants in Chicago. Check out all the burger action in the slideshow. More

Japanese Fast Food at Gabutto Burger in Arlington Heights, IL

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 3 comments

If you're interested in experiencing a Japanese and American burger mashup, stop in at Gabutto Burger. More

Sugar Rush: Trail Mix Custard from Van's Frozen Custard, East Dundee, IL

Sweets Lauren Sloss Post a comment

Van's standard vanilla custard is studded with m&ms, granola, peanuts, and pretzels. More

Is the Jucy Lucy at The Anthem in Chicago the Real Deal?

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 5 comments

The Anthem's Jucy Lucy is a decent novelty burger worth trying if you're watching a game on one of the projection screens while pounding down malt sodas with your bros, but it doesn't live up to the original Jucy Lucy from Matt's Bar in Minneapolis. More

Chicago: Scenes From the 6th Annual Roscoe Village Burger Fest

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 1 comment

The Roscoe Village Burger Fest is still going strong after six years, and as Chicago's current AHT correspondent, I had to check it out last weekend. Head to the slideshow for snapshots from the fest! More

Chicago: A Completely Average Cheeseburger at Odge's

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 10 comments

There's something about this little mom-and-pop shop that's charming enough to forgive the averageness of their burger. More

Chicago, IL: Dense Beef at Old Town Social

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 4 comments

The ingredients are solid, but the beef in these burgers is just too dense. More

Staff Picks: Favorite Burgers for $5 and Under

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 23 comments

So far this year we've picked our favorite fast food burgers and fancy-pants burgers. Today, we're giving love to our favorite good, cheap burgers from local burger joints—nothing over $5 and nothing from non-local chains. Tell us your favorites in the comments! More

Chicago, IL: Get Your Goat On at Little Goat

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 7 comments

Little Goat's All American burger is good for traditionalists, but if you're willing to explore, definitely try the Korean Burger with a goat patty, kimchi, bacon, fried egg, and spicy mayo. More

Chicago, IL: The Ace Burger is Up Your Ace at Three Aces

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 10 comments

Order the Ace Burger easy on the bacon jam, and it's one great burger. More

Chain Reaction: Maid-Rite

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 27 comments

Maid-Rite is all about the loose meat sandwich, an interesting regional take on a hamburger that should be experienced at least once. More

Chicago, IL: Choppers, Home of the Choppak

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 6 comments

After I moved into Wicker Park about eight years ago, I would drive by Choppers and see its sign, proudly stating that it was "Home of the Choppak." Every time I passed it, I wondered what the hell a Choppak was. My imagination ran wild. I had visions, imagining that a Choppak was a thing, an amazing food invention involving unicorn meat, rainbow sauce, french fries (everyone loves french fries!), and flakes of pure gold. A few years later, when I finally visited for lunch, I was sorely disappointed to find out that a Choppak is really just a combo meal consisting of a double char burger, steak fries, and homemade coleslaw. Oh well. Can't win them all. More

Chicago: Standout Char Burgers at Phil's Last Stand

A Hamburger Today Blake Royer 6 comments

Like Edzo's, Phil's Last Stand serves elevated fast food (with slightly elevated prices), uses skinny patties, and draws deep inspiration from California-style fast food burgers like In-N-Out. But what really makes this burger unique is the smoky flavor. This is a char burger, Chicago-style, in a city where most char burgers are made from frozen pucks of beef. More

Chicago, IL: Kiss Your What, Poag Mahone's?

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 7 comments

Back in 2006, GQ's food critic Alan Richman unveiled a list of The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die. Poag Mahone's is seated at #18 on the list, which isn't too shabby for a place who's name loosely translates into "kiss my ass" in Gaelic. And now, I finally have a reason to say "kiss my ass" in a review without getting in trouble. Dreams do come true! Wait, was 2006 really six years ago? Damn, I'm really late with this review. More

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