Burger Battle Royale: Best of the Great Lakes

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BurgerBattle_Chef Bruce Sherman

CHEF BRUCE SHERMAN

of North Pond, Chicago, IL

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

Bruce Sherman's Top 4 Favorite Burgers in the Great Lakes region

1. VIE BURGER Vie, Western Springs, IL

A 21-day dry-aged beef patty grilled over a wood fire with aged Wisconsin cheddar, homemade pickles, bacon and tempura mushrooms on the side.

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2. JAMBURGER Jam, Chicago, IL

Two beef patties paired with mild local butterkase cheese, a fried egg and smoked tomato sauce.

 Photo via jamrestaurant.com

Photo via jamrestaurant.com

3. PIMIENTO CHEESE BURGER Big Jones, Chicago, IL

A double stack tricked out with griddled onions and homemade pimento cheese on a squishy steamed bun.

4. DOUBLE CHAR BURGER Edzo’s, Evanston, IL

Hand-ground chuck grilled with cheddar, mushrooms, bacon and onions.

 Photo via edzos.com

Photo via edzos.com

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