Flat, fat, plain, loaded - they're all good and burgers are even better in May and National Burger Month. Sink your teeth into one or more of these meaty specials.
It's more than a Whopper
Chef: James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes semi-finalist Chef Ryan McCaskey
Burger: Chef Ryan McCaskey introduces a new revamp rendition of his award-winning burger at the bar of Acadia, his Michelin-starred restaurant. Inspired by his love of Burger King’s Whopper, the burger is served with house made bacon, garlic pickles, Gruyere cheese, smoked cheddar Mornay, and his own variation of ‘special sauce.’ The burger is available as a single, double or triple patty for $10, $15 or $20, respectively.
Chef: Chef Carolina Diaz of Filini
Burger: Cheeseburger with Black Angus beef, mozzarella, mushrooms, tomato, pretzel roll, truffle fries
Filini Bar & Restaurant is located in the stunning Radisson Blu Aqua building on Columbus Dr.
The "Chicago Gourmet Burger"
Chef: Chef Scott Walton
Burger: 2014 "Hamburger Hop” winner Chicago Gourmet Burger with housemade kimchi, bread & butter pickle aioli, carrot bacon, Big Ed’s gouda. Enjoy it on Howell's & Hood's expansive outdoor patio right on bustling Michigan Avenue.
More is more
Chef: Executive Sous Chef of BIG Bar is Roberto J. Alicea
Burger: BIG Burger – Beef patty on a brioche bun with head lettuce, tomato, spiced mayonnaise; single or a double
BIG Bar is located in the Hyatt Regency Chicago on East Wacker Drive.
Sneak in the Side Door
Chef: Vic Newgren
Burger: SideDoor Cheeseburger made of 7 oz Angus beef, Wisconsin cheddar, Vic sauce, iceberg lettuce, pickled red onion, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt on a brioche bun
The American gastropub is located in Chicago's historic McCormick Mansion in the River North neighborhhod.
Award winning burger
Chef: Cochon 555 Chicago Winner: Executive Chef Tim Graham of Travelle
Burger: Prime Beef Burger with Mahon, dried tomato, and pepper aioli
Travelle is located at 330 N. Wabash in the The Langham Chicago.
Sweet Onion Camembert Burger.
Sophie’s Chicago Executive Chef: Ron Aleman
Burger: 8 oz. of Black Angus beef topped with creamy Camembert, house made red onion marmalade, wild Illinois arugula, and organic ramp aioli, on a homemade peppercorn roll, served with a truffled fries and house made pickles
Note: Partial proceeds from the sale of each burger during the month of May will benefit the local Chicago chapter of Meals on Wheels