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Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Dine in Summer Style at These Waterside Restaurants

  Summer in Chicago is the best time of year to dine with a waterside view overlooking sea-sized Lake Michigan, drinking in the panoramic views as you simultaneously drink wine, cocktails and beer. Whether it’s a skyscraper-sized view or a casual cafe, these are some of your best options for beachy views and waterside vibes […]

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Sep 01, 2018 08:05 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM

Chicago's Best Breakfast Burgers

It’s no surprise that burgers dominate the comfort food landscape during lunch and dinner, but why wait more than an hour after waking up to indulge your cravings? Breakfast burgers have been on the rise in Chicago lately, and we’ve mapped out several spots where you can scratch that itch in the a.m. 



Cochon Volant: The decadent “Les Cheeseburger Royale” gets a serious breakfast upgrade at the Loop’s Cochon Volant Brasserie. It’s a dish that has amassed considerable renown in the downtown area, thanks to chef Matt Ayala’s culinary dexterity and talent. Now he’s adjusted it for the morning set by offering it on an English muffin for a bun, piling it all up with two patties, thick-cut bacon, onion confit, American cheese, Dijonnaise, and house pickles. An over-easy egg can be added for a supplemental charge.  

Grange Hall Burger Bar: Not surprisingly, this places knows burgers. While it tends to be more popular and crowded at night, burgers dominate the breakfast menu of this pastoral West Loop haven as well. Try the open-faced breakfast burger, an unusual and wholly individual creation that consists of grass-fed beef served atop cinnamon-raisin French toast with Canadian and applewood bacon, maple syrup, sharp cheddar and a sunny-side up egg. 

Rockit Burger Bar: (Will reopen soon) The maple aïoli is the thing that really seals the deal and puts this breakfast burger over the top. Available at brunch (the restaurant reopens for the season early April), the decadent sweet-and-savory creation contains double quarter pounder black Angus patties, two over-easy eggs, slab bacon, cheddar cheese and that creamy maple aïoli, all heaped on a fluffy brioche bun. 

Latinicity: One of the coolest, most unique, breakfast-iest burgers in town can be found at Latinicity. The massive Latin food hall also serves Sunday brunch, which includes the end all-be all of breakfast burgers served on Belgium-style waffles in lieu of buns. The patty itself is a choriburger, adjoined by bacon, chipotle cheese sauce, fried egg, crema fresca and pico de gallo.

Butcher & the Burger: While this Lincoln Park eatery is almost entirely customizable with its grab bag assortment of burgers, buns, spices, sauces and toppings, it’s got the fixings to make one of the mightiest, breakfast-iest burgers in Chicago. Start with your choice of patty, which for all intents and purposes should be a house blend prime beef burger (or a sirloin steak burger if you want to create steak and eggs on a bun, essentially). Then opt for your spice blend of choice. Simple salt and pepper works well, as does the umami combo of garlic, ginger, scallions and sweet soy glaze. You can use a croissant as a bun, top it with caramelized onions, a fried egg (or even a duck egg) and thick-cut bacon and any kind of cheese imaginable. 

Neighborhoods: Lincoln ParkLoopWest LoopLoopWrigleyville

An innovative dining concept that places a modern spin on the old-fashioned butcher shop. At this 30-seat, counter-service restaurant, Al Sternweiler combines his love of burgers with a desire to...

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Cochon Volant is a bar, brasserie and bakery lead by James Beard Award winning chef Roland Liccioni of Les Nomades, located in Chicago's Theater District.

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Located on the third floor of Block 37 and featuring 12 unique eateries, you'll find a cultural experience in the heart of Chicago. Brought to you by world-renowned chef Richard...

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A spin-off of River North's popular Rockit Bar & Grill, gourmet burgers are the name of the game at Wrigleyville's Rockit Burger Bar.

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