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Restaurant Fri May 09 2014

Rockit's 9th Annual Burger Fest Returns Next Week

Rockit Bar & Grill and Rockit Burger Bar are hosting their 9th Annual Burger Fest, May 12 - 16, as part of their celebration of National Burger Month.

Executive Chef Amanda Downing has created five over-the-top creations paired with fries using flavor profiles from the featured burgers. "For this year's Burger Fest menu, we inspired by recipes that we've worked on throughout the year - including top recipes from our weekly #Burgerlab night, each Saturday, at Rockit Burger Bar," explained Chef Downing.

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Rockit's Burger Fest Menu includes:

Monday, May 12 - Bulgogi Bison Burger (at Rockit Bar & Grill only) is a grilled bison patty with Bulgogi glaze, house made cucumber kimchi, steamed bao bun, and paired with garlic sesame fries.
Tuesday, May 13 - Chicken Enchilada Burger is a house-made chicken patty with ancho mole sauce, queso fresco, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, quesadilla bun, and served with lime salt fries.
Wednesday, May 14 - Smokey Pork Burger is a ground pork patty with maple bourbon chipotle glaze, smoked Gouda, bacon mac and cheese, and crispy onions on a toasted butter bun, served with Yukon waffle fries.
Thursday, May 15 - Spicy Chorizo Burger has double chorizo-beef patties, habanero jack cheese, beer battered fried jalapenos, and sliced tomato on a toasted butter bun, served with chili seasoned fries.
Friday, May 16 - Bacon Grilled Cheese Patty Melt Burger has two quarter-pound black angus beef patties, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and applewood-smoked bacon on a cheddar grilled cheese bun, and served with tater tots and a side of tomato soup for dipping.

Rockit Bar & Grill
22 W Hubbard St
(312) 645-6000

Rockit Burger Bar
3700 N Clark St
(773) 645-4400

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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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