According to its website, newly opened Parts and Labor in Logan Square is "all about serving the best damn burgers in Logan Square." Lofty ambitions in theory, but beyond the exceptional sliders at State Fair and the celebrated two fisters at Longman & Eagle and Revolution Brewing, I can't think of any other places in the neighborhood that actually serve burgers worth discussing.
In any event, this spot, brought to you by the same people behind Boiler Room, is on its way. With a loungy front room that gives way to spacious booth lined walls in the back, Parts and Labor is worth your time if you spend a lot of time in the neighborhood. That's a caveat worth underscoring: Boiler Room is to floppy pizza as Parts and Labor is to burgers. I'd never tell anyone outside the California/Logan Square Blue Line radius to go out of their way for a slice, but I'll be damned if I don't spend a lot of my own time there chasing pizza with Jamo soft serve.
Given its equally well-stocked bar and reasonable prices, Parts and Labor has all the makings of a neighborhood haunt. For ten bucks, you can get a double cheeseburger, a side, and a beer or shot. And if they tweak their burger patties (more on that in a minute), I may just have to think about extending my recommendation radius.
For our first impressions on pretty near the whole menu, take a click through the slideshow.