There’s nothing like a good burger. The irresistible combination of a beef (or veggie) patty, toppings, sauces, and a fluffy bun is one of the country’s most popular foods, and Chicago is home to many outstanding versions. The following list, though, celebrates the newest and most noteworthy burgers of the past year or so. Options include a minced goat burger, a halal burger, a Malaysian-inspired Ramly burger, and more. Some are being offered out of virtual restaurants while others are from spin-offs of well-known establishments. Regardless, they’re all worth seeking out.
As of March 2, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 50 people — whichever is fewer. At the same time, despite winter weather, a number of Chicago restaurants continue to offer outdoor seating. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More