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The Ghost Burger from Kuma’s Corner. (Credit: Kuma’s Corner)

Chicago Burger Makes Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Burgers of All Time’ List

There was a time when burgers were judged solely by taste. Well, according to Time magazine, you can now judge them by influence. Chicago has made Time’s recent Most Influential Burgers list with a burger that, in true Chicago fashion, caused quite a bit of a stir.

01/15/2014

Best Burgers In Chicago: Kuma’s Too, Like Kuma’s Corner, But Bigger (And Better?)

How do you judge the sequel to Chicago’s most beloved burger place? Do you compare it to its predecessor? Judge it as its own entity? Not bother writing a review at all? That’d be nice. Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, Kuma’s Too, which opened in February, is the little sibling to Kuma’s Corner.

09/27/2013

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Best Burgers In Chicago: Hop Haus

If you can get past the TVs and packed sports nights, Hop Haus makes a mean burger. In fact, they make many mean burgers with their cadre of meats and toppings. BUT, how do these burgers measure up to all the other burger bars in the city? Let’s find out…

11/14/2012

Cheddar, lettuce, tomato, bacon, BBQ sauce, grilled onions... It's a mess. A wonderful mess. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Burgers In Chicago: Paradise Pup

Regardless of the company Paradise Pup attracts (Guy Fieri seems to like them), it’s one of the best fast food joints in… existence. But are their burgers some of the best in the Chicago(land) area? I think I know just the gluttonous martyr to find out.

11/08/2012

Burger! (Credit: Owen & Engine's facebook)

Best Burgers In Chicago: Owen & Engine

The first thing the bartender asked me after I walked into Owen & Engine was if I wanted the Tuesday burger special: a burger, beer and shot of bourbon. It’s as if he looked into my soul and instantly knew I was both a glutton and an alcoholic at the same time…

10/24/2012

Kuma's Corner

Best Burgers In Chicago: Kuma’s Corner

Last time I went to Kuma’s, I was in immense jaw pain. To even open my mouth sent torturous fissures throughout my body. Eating a gigantic bar burger seems insane when you’re under this kind of pain. But that’s exactly what I did.Kuma’s is that good. But are they the best?

10/17/2012

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Best Burgers In Chicago: Lockdown Bar & Grill

Nestled between Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park, Lockdown Bar & Grill is a solid burger bar with some solid specials and some solid(ly loud) metal music. Solid or not, they’ve got a lot of tough competition in a city like Chicago that’s filled with bars serving great burgers. Below, you’ll find out how they compare. But! Before I judge them with my piercing, unprofessional, slightly creepy gaze, I should lay out what I’m looking for…

10/10/2012