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Lunch in the Loop: Devil Dawgs South Loop is Kick Ass

Lunch in the Loop Dennis Lee 9 comments

Ever since I've started Lunch in the Loop, I've been moaning about not being able to find a good hot dog stand downtown. Most are imitators and flops, restaurants that seem like caricatures of real hot dog stands. But one day, as I moseyed down the street, looking for a new spot, I came across Devil Dawgs on State Street, and inside the deep and dark crevasses of my broken and black (hungry) heart, I felt hope. More

Like it Or Not, Twin Anchors' Baked Ribs Are Here to Stay

Joe Roy 19 comments

Like many of my other countrymen, I sort of like baked ribs, so I couldn't help wonder if Twin Anchors really deserves all the flack. More

Lunch in the Loop: Devouring the Hot Dog Salad at Rudy's Bar & Grille

Lunch in the Loop Dennis Lee 15 comments

As someone who's been lurching through the Loop trying to find surprises and things for you to enjoy, Rudy's has shown me that, even when all of your hope is nearly gone, the impossible can be achieved. That's all thanks to the Chicago char-grilled salad topped with a hot dog. More

Staff Picks: What's the Best Burger in Chicago?

Staff Picks The Serious Eats Chicago Team 30 comments

There's never been a better time for burgers in Chicago. Sure, there are an insane number of options, but there also are dozens of different styles. So no matter whether you like your burgers enormous and grilled or thin and griddled, there is an all-beef patty out there for you. More

Triple Cheezeborger and Fries, No Cheeps, at Billy Goat III

Joe Roy 5 comments

Turns out that if you can suffer a non-subterranean lunch, Billy Goat III on Wells Street has you covered in the french fried potato department. More

Eat This Now: Double Cheeseburger at Redhot Ranch

Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

While it's a shame Redhot Ranch doesn't carry pickles, it's best not to let a minor issue get in the way of a genuinely excellent new burger option in Chicago. More

Lunch in the Loop: It's Turkey Burger Time at Epic Burger

Lunch in the Loop Dennis Lee 8 comments

Overall, I see Epic Burger as a place that offers a higher quality fast-food burger. The food tastes like it's just trying not to offend anyone, which isn't bad, but then you're just eating for the sake of living, right? But that turkey burger, that's the one you want. More

Sizing up the Solid Fare at The Medici on 57th in Hyde Park

Eric Singerman 7 comments

While Chicago may not be a college town, per se, Hyde Park is certainly a "college neighborhood." In a way, The Med is Hyde Park's answer to a the prototypical college town restaurant. The walls are covered with unrelated, incoherent, yet somehow interesting art, and the art is covered with unrelated, incoherent, and not-so-interesting graffiti. This is unadorned, but solidly good food. More

First Impressions: We Eat Most Everything at State Fair, and You Should, Too

Joe Roy 6 comments

Despite its name, the restaurant quickly strays from its central conceit: there's nothing particularly fair-ish about sliders, Chicago dogs, and root beer floats. That's hardly a slight: State Fair is at its best when putting its own spin on the dishes rather than adhering slavishly to a concept. More

What You Need to Know About the Communion Wafer-Topped Ghost Burger at Kuma's Corner

News Nick Kindelsperger Closed

Kuma's Corner is serving a burger this month called The Ghost, which is topped with slow braised goat shoulder, aged white cheddar, ghost chile aioli, red wine reduction, and, oh yeah, a communion wafer. As you can imagine, some people are upset. More

Hot Dogs, Fries, and West Coast-Style Burgers at the New Red Hot Ranch at the Bunny Hutch

Joe Roy 2 comments

As excited as I was for the dogs and shrimp, even more intriguing was the promise of West Coast style burgers, a la In-N-Out. If there's anything Serious Eater gets more excited about than INO, it's news to me. More

Get Smashed Burgers Delivered by Train at The Choo-Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines

Mike Gebert 14 comments

The food at The Choo-Choo Restaurant is delivered on HO train cars that run the circuit from the kitchen to the counter. You might expect, as a result, that the hamburgers would be, at best, edible. But surprisingly, it's one of the best examples of a smashed griddle burger on the Illinois side of the Indiana border More

Chicagoland: World's Best Burgers at Fred's in Burlington, WI

Jennifer Olvera 5 comments

Fred's in Burlington, Wisconsin, has one amazing burger and great Parmesan-covered, house-made potato chips, too. More

Shake Shack is Coming to Chicago

News Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

Remember the rumor about the potential Shake Shack location in the old Harley-Davidson store in Chicago's River North? Looks like it's official now. More

Deep Fried Chicago: Kuma's Corner

Deep Fried Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

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. More

First Look at Edzo's New Lincoln Park Location

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

Just about everything you love about Edzo's is here in the new Lincoln Park location. The burgers are griddled. The fries are still hand-cut and fried twice. The shakes are freshly blended and thick. Even the space feels the same. More

Standing Room Only: Half Pound Burger Worth the Wait at Mustard's Last Stand

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 6 comments

Mustard's Last Stand is one of a number of hot dog joints in Chicago with a questionably funny name. Though this time it also functions as a fair warning. Sure, it proudly announces our city's love of the yellow condiment over its more famous tomato-based cousin. But more importantly, this is also your last chance to fill up before catching a football or basketball game at Northwestern University in Evanston. More

First Look: Chicago's First Maid-Rite Opens in Lincoln Park

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 33 comments

I wouldn't exactly call it an invasion, but over past few years a couple of iconic Iowa specialties have made their way to an unsuspecting Chicago public. Now comes Maid-Rite, a burger joint famous for its "loosemeats" sandwich, which just opened in Lincoln Park last weekend. More

Jim's Original vs. Express Grill: Which Polish Sausage Stand is the Best?

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

In Chicago, our most prominent permanent restaurant showdown takes place on South Union Avenue, where two Polish sausage joints, Jim's Original and Express Grill, stand shoulder to shoulder. For people driving north on 90/94 into the city, this pairing is the last thing you see before you arrive downtown. Ever since I moved to the city, I've wondered which one was better. I decided to order every item on both menu and find out. More

Standing Room Only: Phil's Last Stand

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

The first thing you see when you walk into Phil's Last Stand on Chicago Avenue is Phil, or as he likes to refer to himself online, Fat Phil. Like Doug Sohn (Hot Doug's) and Eddie Lakin (Edzo's) before him, Phil always stands guard, taking every order, and making as many jokes as possible. While that obviously ensures a fun and freewheeling vibe, it's main advantage is quality control. Nothing gets by Phil without his approval. That turns out to be a very good thing. More

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