Starting right now and running throughout the week, Eater will be your headquarters for all things burger for this, our first-ever Eater Burger Week. We'll highlight burgers from around the city, have guest bloggers, run some stats, have all kinds of voting (yes, that means a Burger Bracket!) and even have profiles of established and new up-and-comers in the burger world. And don't worry, we'll continue to bring you all of the regular news of Chicago's restaurant scene.
And check out Burger Week on your lunch hour (or at dinner). Eater asked some of the city's favorite restaurants that currently do not have burgers on their menus to make a special Eater Burger Week creation, available all this week. We'll highlight each burger during the week (and there may be some added surprises), but below is a quick guide to what you can get if you pop by and say, "I want an Eater Burger."
Mercadito: Baja Burger—three meat patty (50% chuck, 25% short rib, 25% ribeye all ground in-restaurant) on a hamburger roll with sesame seeds topped with manchego cheese, tomato, avocado, lettuce, chipotle Mexican slaw and chipotle aioli. Want bacon? Just ask for it. $15.50 at lunch and dinner (lunch starts 4/26).
Belly Shack: B.S. burger—thin pork burger patties, layered with lemongrass, mint, thai chile, jalapeño relish, pickled green papaya and Chihuahua cheese. Served on buns made by Mindy Segal with togarashi fries and a curry mayo for $12.
Graham Elliot: Wagyu top beef sirloin burger (ground in house) with morel ragout, green garlic aioli, grilled ramps and cambozola fondue served on rye bread with fried smashed potatoes and a green garlic aioli for $17 at dinner in the bar only.