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Restaurant Thu Mar 22 2007

Burger Battles Continued

In n' Out burgerThe debate over the country's best humburger will likely never be settled. Recently, Raymond Sokolov of the Wall Street Journal embarked on a cross-country expedition during which he tasted many of the nation's most renowned burgers. He sampled the goods at both Rosebud Stakehouse in the city and Nick's Tavern in Lemont along the way. Although he declared the "ghetto burger" served at Ann's Snack Bar in Atlanta the best of the best, he found the only decent fast food burger in southern California, at the In n' Out. Devotees of the chain are intensely loyal to the the double double, animal style. For those of you who have had the chance to compare, are there "fast food" burgers in Chicago that can match the In n' Out burger? One of us has already weighed in.

 
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JJZ / March 23, 2007 9:18 AM

Paradise Pup in Des Plaines. It's not a chain though. In 'n' Out is decent, but a bit overrated too.

Naz / March 23, 2007 11:53 AM

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any fast food burgers in Illinois that can match In N' Out. It truly is that good for a fast food burger.

tom sherman / March 24, 2007 7:57 PM

Only had In 'n Out once, but for me, it lived up to the hype. And they had nice people working there, too.

nick / March 25, 2007 11:06 AM

one word - portillo's

paul / March 26, 2007 1:15 AM

That's a pretty accurate description of tey fare at Nick's. My father in law took me there a couple weeks back and while the burger was huge it wasn't particularly tasty. The ambiance sure was cool though.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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