Friday, January 25, 2008

No end to burger trend, says Time


Even though there was no mention of any high-profile Chicago chefs or restaurants (sniff, sniff) in this Time magazine article on the continuing upscale burger trend, here's five top local picks from 312 Dining Diva:

(22 E. Hubbard St., 312-755-0007): This awesome Aussie version is the Bondi, with bacon, cheddar, beet root, pineapple, fried egg and proper chips.

Five Star Bar & Grill (1424 W. Chicago Ave., 312-850-2555): You get three perfectly cooked mini-burgers served with some of the best hand-cut fries in the city.

Fahrenheit & Celcius Lounge
(1890 West Main St., St. Charles, 630-444-1350): If you're lucky, your amuse might be the truffled beef tartar "burger." It's a tiny, flavor-packed delight that you pop in your mouth in a single bite.

The Gage (24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-2979): Their signature burger is a hefty one that comes with melted onion marmalade on a toasted malt roll.

Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000): And the signature, award-winning Rockit Burger is made from Kobe beef, and comes with melted brie, fried shallots and served with yummy truffle fries.

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