Friday, May 9, 2014

The Dude's Top Twelve List: Burger Round Up Part Three

It's May once again, and it's National Burger Month. And just to get you into the burger groove, here's my third installment on some of the best burgers in the metro (you can also check out my previous Top Twelve Lists and maybe, even spot your favorite burger here at and Now on its third run, here's a recap on some of the best burgers over the past year, in no particular order...ready?

The Cake Club's Angus Burger, topped with caramelized onions, pesto and cheddar. Juicy and flavorful, one bite is all you need. Not just a pretty looking burger, this one packs some serious flavors. Enjoy this baby with some wine or a cold beer, and cap your meal with some of The Cake Club's signature desserts. See more here at

Chili's new Mushroom-Swiss Big-Mouth Burger, topped with  sauteed mushrooms, aged Swiss cheese, mayo, shredded lettuce, tomato and a dill pickle. Pure beefy goodness capped with  the nutty richness of mushrooms and creamy Swiss cheese, Chili's Big Mouth Burgers' newest addition makes it to my list. See more here

Burgers and booze, works for me. The signature Speakeasy Burger from Speakeasy, with fresh and crisp lettuce, arugula, onion, tomato and Gruyere cheese topped with a sunny side up. The egg's deep yellow yolk tells you it's organic, and one bite confirms it. Have a couple of Blood Shots to complete your Speakeasy experience. Seriously good. See more here at

Village Tavern takes your favorite burger to the next level with its new Foie Gras Burger, premium Wagyu beef topped with Gruyere cheese, braised onions, and seared foie gras on a freshly baked pretzel bun. Yup, a pretzel bun, with a subtle salty note, soft and fluffy with a crisp outer layer, the perfect bun for a rich and indulgent burger.  Check out Chef Josh Boutwood's other creative and indulgent burger creations here at

Bad decisions were never this tasty. And the guys at Bad Decision are dead serious  in delivering some of the baddest and coolest burgers this side of the metro. Just look for the flamed and "branded" bun, and you know it's a wise decision. See more here at

The classic Italian meatball, now in a burger. And at Franco's, you get the classic Italian dish in between freshly baked buns for a unique burger experience. Italian herbs and seasonings deliver a flavorful punch, and the creamy cheese, tomato and lettuce and the soft buns complete the dish. Forget the ketchup, this baby's good as is, see more of Franco's unique take on burgers with its distinct Italian Burger here at

Playful, inventive, quirky...and each variant packs so much flavor. A bottle of your favorite craft brew with your favorite handcrafted burger, just can't get better than that. And the selection of imaginative and flavorful burger creations at B&B Burgers & Brewskies make the pairing so much fun. B&B Burgers & Brewskies' The Heisenberg, premium beef patty topped with blue cheese and a distinct jicama celery slaw with red onions and bacon vinaigrette combine for rich flavors best paired with a cold Holgate Road Trip IPA. For more on B&B Burgers & Brewskies check out my previous post here at

Next time you pick a bottle of your favorite wine at Wine Depot,  why not have a burger as well?  And you'll be glad you did. Wine Depot Cafe's Lamb Burger, with premium Australian lamb perfectly grilled to medium rare, with mint jelly and garlic mayo on a freshly baked ciabatta, and served with thick-cut country-style fries. See more here at

At some point, everyone thinks he has the idea for that perfect burger. At BRGR: The Burger Project, you can create your very own signature burger. And it's easy. Simply choose your burger,  bun, cheese, toppings and sauce. Here's my signature burger, with double 100% Angus beef patties topped with blue cheese, sauteed mixed mushrooms, sliced red onions for that extra kick, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles on a fresh brioche bun. Ready to create your own signature burger? Find out more here in my previous post at

A beef and bacon blended patty? The mere idea alone already merits inclusion in this list.  Eat My GF's The Big Ohhh, a half pound burger with 50% pure beef and 50% smoked bacon  topped with cheese and a sunny side up. Oh, and more bacon. Can't go wrong with more bacon, right?  Pair it with Eat My GF's signature Garlic Fries...perfect. See more here  at

Want options? Check out Burger Company's impressive portfolio of burgers. Burger Company's Bacon and Eggs, with lettuce, cheese, tomato, bacon, a sunny side up and crisp shoestring potatoes. See what Burger Company has to offer and drool at their impressive burger portfolio here at

My go-to burger, and through the years, the quality and flavor has been consistent. And there's always a branch near you. Brothers Burger's The Blues Brothers, topped with creamy blue cheese, sauteed mushrooms and crisp bacon. One bite and I'm pretty sure Joliet Jake and Elwood would approve, see more here at

Twelve burgers,  and another great year. Just in case you don't you don't find your favorite burger, check out my two previous Top Twelve posts (see links above), or simply wait for the next edition. In the meantime, go treat yourself to a burger, it is National Burger Month after all.

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  1. Wow, I can see you really love burgers that much! I wanna try the Bad Decisions Burgers! Your are right, their branded bun caught my attention haha! I tried googling them and it seems like they don't have a brick and mortar store eh? :)

    1. Hi Hershey, you can check their FB page for updates on where they might pop-up, thanks for stopping by!

  2. Those burgers are phenomenal, I swear! Mushroom-Swiss Big-Mouth Burger.. hmm... yummy! Kaibril's Sweet Life - Delicious desserts


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