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Chicago Tribune reporter, Nick Kindelsperger, tried 60 burgers in the Chicago suburbs in search of the very best the burbs have to offer. The list, published September 18th, features 20 noteworthy burgers; the coveted number one slot went to the double griddled burger at Edzo’s Burger Shop in Evanston and the list crossed state lines to honor Schoop’s of Munster, IN with the sixth slot for their Micky Burger. Three restaurants on the extensive list hail from our own Oak Park Eats Community!

The Classic Moov from Burger Moovement in Elmwood Park (7512 W. North Ave) snagged the 17th slot on Kindelsperger’s list.The griddled double burger comes with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, on a toasty brioche bun. A 1/3 pound burger (2 patties) is $5.19. In addition to serving Midwest Angus beef and cooking every burger to order, Burger Moovement takes pride in sustainability efforts implemented in every aspect of their business.

Oak Park’s very own, Carnivore (1042 Pleasant St)  managed to snag the number 20 spot on Kindelsperger’s  list of the 25 best burgers in Chicago in February of 2019. Carnivore’s bacon burger slid into the seventh spot on his list celebrating suburban burgers. The artisan butcher shop, offers local, responsibly- sourced, organic meats and fish as well as ready-to-eat items like house smoked salmon, fish cakes, duck confit and scratch made terrines. They also offer a small and thoughtful lunch menu where folks in the know can get their hands on their top notch bacon burger .Carnivore butchers serve up a half pound beef and bacon patty (yep the bacon is in the burger) on a golden challah bun topped off with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and mustard sauce for $13. Patrons can cheese it up for an additional $0.75.

The Standard Issue at Burger Antics in Brookfield (3740 Grand Blvd) comes on a pretzel bun topped with american cheese, applewood smoked bacon and  a fried egg. Kindelsperger prefers the smaller 6-ounce patty offered during lunch hours at the Brookfield joint, but none-the-less ranked this top-notch bite 4th on his impressive list. The friendly crew at Burger Antics whips up an array of responsibly-sourced, hand-packed burgers on a nightly basis. Their 9-ounce patties, served to your preferred degree of doneness (and yes, that means you can opt to enjoy it rare if that’s your thing) are meeting the standard set by of some of the best burgers around. What’s more, the folks at Burger Antics make everything in-house right down to the ketchup and mustard.

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