There's a new burger joint in town and it's bringing a novel philosophy to the American classic. Burger Philosophy, recently opened in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, is hoping to set itself apart from every other Tom, Dick, and Harry burger joint by offering freshly made, high quality food. If you peek into the open kitchen in Burger Philosophy, rather than piles of frozen meat patties and fries, you'll find hand cut french fries and meat ground fresh daily.
Philosophical about the value of fresh made food, the Burger Philosophy does not hold any pretense. It's a good old burger shop that not only offers an amazing variety of burgers, but also fries, shakes and smoothies - all at an affordable price. The burgers come with a choice of white, wheat or pretzel buns; and beef, turkey, chicken or veggie patties. The menu boasts something for everyone with burgers ranging from the classic all beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and American cheese, to the Tropical Bud teriyaki glazed all beef patty with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, and grilled pineapple. For those who'd rather shelve the red meat, the Outta The Coop ground chicken patty provides a hint of spice, rich flavor, and is surprisingly moist in contrast to its' more commonly found grilled chicken breast counterpart.
Burger Philosophy's hand cut french fries are great on their own, but for those who really want to go for the gluttony, order the Bleu Cheese & Bacon Fries. They're a veritable mountain of french fries loaded with tons of blue cheese and bacon bits. And let's not forget that the perfect topper to any burger and fries combo is one of Burger Philosophy's milkshakes. They range from the usual suspects of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, to more unusual flavors like Nutella and peanut butter.
Overall Burger Philosophy's take on delivering an American fast food classic using fresh ingredients is not only a winner on taste, but it's easy on the wallet as well with a meal coming in at around $10 per person.
The Burger Philosophy is located at 1541 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60640. burgerphilosophy.com