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Restaurant Mon Mar 05 2007

Burger Battles

While on vacation this past week, my first priority was to reconnect with my beloved In and Out Burger, a chain that is way too noticeably absent in Chicago. While I can certainly list the number of good sit-down restaurants in the city to get a burger, the number of good fast-food places is regrettably small; you can view an interesting debate on the topic at LTH Forum.

My solution to this problem is simple. Open up a Culver's. If you have never been to Culver's, allow me to say the golden word: Butter Burgers. The specialty of this Wisconsin-based fast-food chain is their great custard, but the buns of their burgers are toasted and buttered, setting them apart even more from their peers. I have high hopes that my Wisconsin favorite will finally get their act together and open a store in the city, due to their teasing TV commercials of late. But until then, suggestions are welcome on how to handle this dining crisis.

van Moxie / March 8, 2007 9:09 AM

Don't forget the deep fried cheese curds.

Culver's is open in a few near-ish suburbs, but don't expect one in the city too soon. From my understanding (vague and secondhand though it is), they don't want to deal with the hassles of opening a city location. Apparently it has been tried for years, but that's no reason not to lobby them for it or try to get your own franchise...

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