Category: Hamburgers

  • Chiggys Gyros Review – Palatine, IL

    Chiggys Gyros Review For me, it’s one of those places I’ve driven by a thousand times and not stopped in, so today I made a point of making Chiggys my destination, and I’m happy I did. With a very extensive menu that includes something for every taste in casual dining, and a spacious dine-in area […]

  • Urban Counter Review – Palatine, IL

    Urban Counter Review Not sure why I haven’t been here before, driven by many times, and am now sad this hasn’t been one of my regular burger stops. These oversized hand-pattied burgers are started on the char-grill and finished with a light smash on the flat top.  Cooked to order.  Cooked to your specifications. I […]

  • Ross Restaurant Review – Bettendorf Iowa

    Ross Restaurant Review Ross has been around forever, although it’s in a new location than the one when I used to live here.  Owned a radio station here, and the light of my life, my daughter was born here.  For those of you unfamiliar with the city, it is one of the “Quad Cities,” four […]

  • Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review – Black River Falls, WI

    Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review Black River Falls is a burg in Wisconsin on I-94, two hours from Minneapolis, two hours from Madison, and five, give or take, from Chicago.  It’s a hub for outdoor sports in all seasons, no matter your choice of Northwoods fun.  They also have one of six locations of casinos […]

  • BBQ King Smokehouse Review – Huntley, IL

      BBQ King Smokehouse Review A friend wanted to check this place out, had never had brisket before and wanted to see what all the hubbub was about.  So we drove out to the Huntley edition of the BBQ King Smokehouse, we could have opted for his other location, in Woodstock IL, as well.  This […]

  • Petes Hamburger Stand Review

    My Petes Hamburger Stand Review.  For over 100 years, 112 to be exact as of this year, Pete’s Hamburger Stand has been opening Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, summers only, to sell their unique hamburgers to a hungry public. Why unique?  Because they are BOILED. But in the interest of accurately, I think “simmered” (in water) […]

  • Taylor Maid-Rite Review Marshalltown

    Taylor Maid-Rite Review Marshalltown “Maid-Rite” restaurants started as a single outlet in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1926. For those unfamiliar with the term, the “Maid-Rite” is a loose meat sandwich, cooked on a steam table with onions, mustard, and “secret seasonings,” piled on a steamed bun with mustard and pickles. Locations come and go, but as […]

  • Thorntons BaconAddict Colossal Cheeseburger Review

    Thorntons BaconAddict ™ Colossal Cheeseburger Review I’ve written A LOT about gas station sandwiches, burgers, pizza.  Often times, they are made by the same companies, like Big Az, which is part of AdvancePierre, which is now owned by Tyson. Today’s purchase, the “BaconAddict Colossal Cheeseburger” was picked up at Thornton’s, a Midwest-centric gas station/c-store chain.  […]

  • Freddys Steakburgers Review – Nationwide Chain

    Freddys Steakburgers Review – Nationwide Chain Started in Wichita in 2002, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers has quickly grown across the country, now with over 300 locations in 30 states.  The eatery focuses on smash patty burgers, Vienna Beef brand hot dogs, and frozen custard deserts. I visited the one in Lake Zurich, IL, which […]

  • Canteen in the Alley Review – Ottumwa, Iowa

    Canteen in the Alley Review Since 1927. Can hardly beat that for a recommendation, can you? The Canteen in the Alley serves “loose meat” sandwiches, known elsewhere in Iowa as “Maid Rites.”   What’s a “loose meat” sandwich?  Crumbled ground beef cooked on a steam table with diced onions and 17 herbs and spices. (Well, some, […]