Sunday, July 18, 2010

Brittney Fried Spears: Hamburger Mary’s Take On Classics – Old and New

Hamburger Mary’s, at 5400 N Clark in the eco-friendly neighborhood of Andersonville, is a classic with a new look.

Last summer, Mary’s added the Rec Room and instantly became Andersonville’s premier sports bar. Playing to a packed house, Mary’s recently hosted a Stanley Cup Party when the Blackhawks put it to Philly in a spectacular OT finish. Yes, we’re still living that one over and over and over again!

One of the co-owners, Brandon Wright, has devised some of the best home brews to round out the beverage menu. I’m not that into beer but my dear friend Danny proudly admits to trying them all and says he has a hard time deciding which one is his favorite.

From Pub Crawls, to Open Mic Nights to MidSommarFest, Mary’s is a mainstay in the Andersonville community.

I saw fried pickles – cleverly named the Brittney Fried Spears- on the menu and we had to try them. Loved the flavor and would highly recommend them as your starter.

I did two of the scaled down mini burgers and they were the perfect size for me and I was full when I finished them.

We ate outside and the service was not great, but they were crowded. I passed the slower- than- normal service off to the fact that most of the crowd was inside because of the heat.

Love the feel of this place which is always entertaining. I’m looking forward to going back and trying something out of Mary’s Handbag…a sampling of most of the renowned starters they have on the menu.

Bon Appetit!