Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chicago's Best Burger: 15 Chefs Compete For The Title

Bon App├ętit opens Chicago Gourmet 2010 with The Hamburger Hop at the Harris Theater Rooftop overlooking Millennium Park on Friday, September 24 from 6 – 9 PM.

Chefs will all be using the same meat supplied by Allen Brothers Steaks so no advantage there. Chicago chefs competing for the title are:


Brian Wright, Rosebud Restaurants, Chicago locations

Carol Wallack, Sola, 3868 N. Lincoln

Chad Starling, Aria, 200 N. Columbus Dr.

Dirk Flanigan, The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave.

Eddie Lakin, Edzo's Burger Shop, 1571 Sherman Ave., Evanston

Federico Comacchio, Phil Stefani's Steakhouse, 437 Rush

John Coletta, Quartino, 626 N. State

John Hogan,Keefer's, 20 W. Kinzie

Kevin Hickey , Seasons at Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place

Meg Colleran-Sahs, Terzo Piano, 159 E. Monroe

Radhika Desai, English, 444 N. La Salle

Ryan LaRoche, NoMI, 800 N. Michigan Ave.

Stephan Lawhorn, Palmer Place, 56 S. LaGrange Rd., La Grange

Stephanie Izard, The Girl & The Goat, 809 W. Randolph

Stu Zirin, D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted

The judging panel is headed up by Chef Thomas Keller, chef/owner of the renowned French Laundry and Per Se and will be joined by five other culinary celebrity judges.

Press the link below to get your tickets.

Chicago Gourmet 2010

Note: Burger above is from Edzo's. Eddie always delivers the goods including the best malts ever!