Butcher and The Burger in Chicago

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2014/08/13 23:48:18 (permalink)

Butcher and The Burger in Chicago

I had a very good burger today at a restaurant on Armitage in Chicago. The Butcher and the Burger. There are lots of different combinations to try, lots of different burgers, including beef, pork, lentil, bison, turkey, salmon and shrimp. There are also many different spices to add to the burger, different buns, about 25 different toppings, and a few salads and sides. Plus they have beignets, custard and shakes. The website is www.butcherandtheburger.com/
 
I had a simple presentation: beef; kosher salt & cracked pepper; split top butter egg bun; cheddar, onion, pickles, ketchup, dijon mustard; hand cut kennebec fries; and cole slaw. It was all really, really good, prepared just the way I asked.
 
Burger and very good fries.

 
Partially eaten cole slaw.

 
Close up of the burger.

 
Close up of the fries.

 
 
 
post edited by Davidsanders - 2014/08/13 23:51:10
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    leethebard
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 07:26:57 (permalink)
    Looks good, the real thing, bun looks great, too.
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 08:49:39 (permalink)
    Looks great!
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 09:49:06 (permalink)
    leethebard
    Looks good, the real thing, bun looks great, too.
    Indeed it does.  David, are the buns made in house?  How would you describe it?
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 11:28:42 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken
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    Looks good, the real thing, bun looks great, too.
    Indeed it does.  David, are the buns made in house?  How would you describe it?

    I'm sorry, I don't know if the buns are made in-house. It was very tasty, although I have to say I'm not a big fan of (pardon the expression) big buns. For over 50 years, ever since I started having TMJ problems in my jaw, I have eaten most burgers with a knife and fork, taking off the top bun and generally discarding it. I love smaller burgers with smaller buns that I can actually pick up and eat, but I don't find them often. Edzo's in Evanston has them, although they are still a little thick for me and I generally pull off parts as I eat the wonderful burger. Kalmes Breaktime in Dubuque has a lunch special burger, but not every day, that is a four ounce patty with a very nice soft bun.

    This was probably more information than you needed!
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 11:51:10 (permalink)
    David,

    The bun does look out of proportion to the burger, but you could have discarded the relish tray below the top of the bun and enjoyed that burger pain free.

    Jim
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 12:16:01 (permalink)
    Looks very good....I think its time for lunch...
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 14:52:27 (permalink)
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    David,

    The bun does look out of proportion to the burger, but you could have discarded the relish tray below the top of the bun and enjoyed that burger pain free.

    Jim

    Probably would have been a good idea.
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 15:02:51 (permalink)
    Is it cooked to order say, medium rare?
     
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/14 18:45:59 (permalink)
    ChiTownDiner
    Is it cooked to order say, medium rare?
     

    Well, it was cooked to my order, but that was medium well. It still had a bit of pink.

    I used to order all my meats medium well to well done, but I've graduated to having steaks done medium. But I still need my burgers medium well.
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    Re: Butcher and The Burger in Chicago 2014/08/15 10:21:56 (permalink)
    I've heard good things about that place.  My sister lives just around the corner and said we should go the next time we are in town.  It's closer to her place than the Burger Bar which I have enjoyed in the past.
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