C'mon people -- it's all over this website! It's the Loyalist. Maillard Tavern is a very close second.
Triple Elvis Slider at Devil Dawgs.
Little Bad Wolf in Andersonville
Maybe not Kuma's Corner. I'm saying Taureaux Tavern.
Fine, it's Au Cheval.
The Royal Grocer in Bucktown.
DMK especially if you appreciate good trufflage.
The Stopalong in Wicker Park
KUMA'S. All their featured burgers are next-level. Also, Good Measure.
This is extremely difficult and your question gives me anxiety. Maillard is up there, and so is The Region, and so is Red Hot Ranch.
Rarely. I mostly focus my search within Chicago City Limits -- but I do occasionally visit a suburban spot that is especially noteworthy. It will not go on the spreadsheet, but could end up on the instagram.
Yes -- but I'm not about that 'blast em on the internet' life. If you want to know -- send me an email, I will assess your character using skills learned from Mindhunter and will consider telling you if deemed trustworthy.
I've decided to pause doing full reviews and ranking updates until Covid is gone, and until the industry has recovered a bit. It doesn't feel quite right to compare burgers and experiences in this world with the Before Times.
I'll be back soon - and in the meantime, check out my instagram for mini-reviews and a snapshot into what I've been eating since March 2020! You can find that link in navigation.