Adding components to a BLT is a tough job. How do you improve something already so perfect? I decided to track down some of the restaurants truly making their mark on the BLT, either by adding an unexpected ingredient or by upping the ridiculousness.
'Kuma's Corner' on Serious Eats
We love the dishes where the bacon is everywhere and nowhere, so all you can detect is the haunting aroma of smoke and the salty profile of the cure. But we are not immune to the pleasures of the occasional bacon overload, just so long as each calorie-laden fatty bite is worth the extra mile on the treadmill.
Kuma's Too, the second location of the massively popular burger joint Kuma's Corner, announced that it was ready for business with a hilariously to-the-point post today on Facebook.
Kuma's shines brightest when its dishes are executed with even a modicum of restraint- which, rather surprisingly, most of its deep fried output is. And while "restrained" is not your typical deep fried modifier, Kuma's has, and never will be, your typical place.
Good news for fans of Kuma's Corner: though that sign at the Woodfield Mall turned out to be a bust, Chicago's most famous purveyor of gargantuan burgers is planning to open a second location.
It's hard to think of another dish as comforting or familiar as macaroni and cheese. But even though it's generally regarded as a simple dish comprised of two components, there are a shocking number of ways to get the job done. No matter your personal preference, there's a macaroni and cheese in Chicago out there for you.
The last bite, sans top bun and topped with plenty of the accompanying blue cheese dressing was by far the best of all. Are open faced buffalo chicken sandwiches a thing?
A directory at the Woodfield Mall in suburban Schaumburg seemed to suggest that Kuma's Corner was getting ready to open a new location in the most un-Kuma's-like location in the entire world.
I went to Lollapalooza to eat. Sure, I caught a few sets along the way, but a decent number of the food options at the massive Chicago festival are distinguished by the simple fact that they are surprisingly, consistently good. Here are some of my favorites.
When visiting a new city, I feel like I'm always caught in the that strange middle ground of wanting to sample the iconic local food specialties, while simultaneously avoiding the kind of restaurants that prey on my naivety and take all my money. These are the places that that offer an unmistakable glimpse at Chicago, while also dishing out great food.
Jalapeños are stuffed with cream cheese and chorizo, breaded in Panko, and popped in the fryer until they're nice and crisp. They're served with a pleasantly tart and spicy jalapeño raspberry jam that nicely cuts the richness of the cheese and sausage.
The Alternatives to Hot Doug's: Where to Eat in Avondale When Everyone's Favorite Hot Dog Stand Is Closed
No matter how careful you are, you'll eventually make the trek out to Hot Doug's to find the doors locked. Happens to the best of us. Luckily, there are a number of amazing restaurant options around the area, including a number of different cuisines. Just don't try to get a hot dog.
Note: Last week AHT contributor Nick Solares shared his top 5 burgers in New York City. This week our Chicago correspondent Daniel Zemans weighs in with his five favorite burgers. Burger from Primehouse. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] I offer my Top...
Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with a piece of intel on the Windy City burger scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Kuma's Corner 2900 W. Belmont...