Monk’s Pub in the Loop, some pretty good burgers

Monks Pub in Chicago established in 1969 is as old as myself and that was reason enough to head over to the Loop to seek it out for a pint and a bit of food. The other reason being to meet up with an old friend who was working downtown and was recommending the place….

Shake Shack in River North, my first Smoke Shack Burger

Shake Shack in River North has been on my radar for ages, I really meant to come here on my last visit back to Chicago, but somehow I was distracted and didn’t make it. This time though it was to be my first meal off the plane, and as it was pretty close to my…

M Burger – A Good ‘Old Fashioned Burger’

M Burger in Chicago is a simple yet effective local burger chain with Five joints scattered around the city. The first one opened only 5 years ago in 2010 and over the few years that I lived in Chicago I think I have eaten in them all. It was only recently though now on one of…

Good Stuff Eatery comes to the Loop in Chicago

  Good Stuff Eatery has finally opened it’s doors just under the rails of the Loop in Chicago this February. There has been much prolonged anticipation heightened late last year following Spike Mendelsohn’s victory at the 2014 Hamburger Hop in Chicago at the nearby Millenium Park during Chicago Gourmet Week. That win did make me stand…

The South Loop Club – For a Burger and a Beer

Recently I found myself staying down by the Harrison El Stop kind of by accident. I was pretty much desperate for something to eat and ended up at the South Loop Club, a kind of half dive bar half sports bar, I quite liked it. I will be honest and say that apart from a cold…

The Morocho Burger from Morocho Peruvian Fusion

When in New York and I am in the mood for some Food Truck food, it seems that the best port of call these days, is to head over to Union Square. There are always a whole mass of Food Trucks lined up there and the only decision for me is to try a new…

Back to the Etno Grill

One of my first blog posts was after a visit to the Etno Grill, when I was advised to return to try one of their burgers. I have since been back twice and have taken that advice, I am just noting that so that you don’t think I scoffed down these two burgers at one visit….

Flub a Dub Chub’s

“You had me at hello” Awesome name and it would have been rude not to enter to see if this place lived up to a start such as that! The shop is downstairs in the basement and it really is quite a unique spot. The walls are strewn with drawings from kids and big kids alike…