By RedEye staff
2:08 PM CDT, May 18, 2012
1578 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-255-0055
Meat-on-meat burgers called stackers, with shortribs, pulled pork or prosciutto piled on top of the beef patty, are the ultimate indulgent for carnivores at this eatery. A design-your-own burger option tempts with toppings such as sriracha aioli, pickled red onions, banana peppers and fried onion strings.
Butcher & The Burger
1021 W. Armitage Ave. 773-697-3735
Thanks to five bun choices, 10-plus patty options, dozen or so spice blends and 20-plus toppings, the
potential burger combinations at this corner shop are dizzying. Fries made from heirloom Kennebec
potatoes are just thick enough and addictively crispy.
Rocks Lincoln Park
1301 W. Schubert Ave. 773-472-7738
The juicy patties and plentiful pick-your-own toppings make this sports bar a standout when it
comes to burgers. Competitive eaters can sign up for the Rockstar Burger Challenge, a quadruple patty
burger piled high with cheese, bacon, onion strings. It’s $30 if you don’t polish it off in 30 minutes—
and free if you do.
Goose Island Clybourn
1800 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-915-0071
The burgers at this popular brewpub are best washed down with one of many craft ales, all brewed right on-site. Beef burgers come with topping combos such as roasted garlic, Stilton cheese and German mustard or goat cheese, spinach and onion marmalade.
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