On Sunday I went over to Jen and Chad’s for Roscoe Village’s Burger Fest. This is the third year in a row (2011, 2010) I’ve gone to Burger Fest with them and it is always a good time. Jen and Chad always have an open house kind of party where people come and go from their house to the fest. So, half the time we’re relaxing in their backyard and half the time we’re at the festival. It’s a good balance.
Jess met up with us and we split a burger and a slider at the festival. We had the Cowboy Burger from John’s Place (1/4 pound angus beef burger, pub cheese, bacon-onion jam, bbq chipotle drizzle). The toppings on this burger are delicious. I love the combo of the creamy pub cheese with the rich bacon and onion jam, but if you want to taste the burger, this isn’t the burger for you. The Cowboy Burger was the 2010 fest winner and I also had it last year too. I remembered it being so good, I had to try it again. We also split a small slider from Rockit. It was made with mushrooms and a truffle aioli. I thought it was pretty good. You could really taste the burger.
I also sampled a few burgers that Kristin and Jen had earlier in the day. None of us were big fans of the bloody mary burger from Jury’s. We really liked the carmelized onions on the burger from Select Cut Steakhouse and we really, really liked the truffle burger from Butcher and the Burger.
I’ll have to post an update when the winner is announced.
Update: It was Rockit’s first year at Burger Fest and they won. Second place was Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap and in third was another newcomer, The Butcher & The Burger.
It was Rockit’s first year at Burger Fest and they won! Second place was Stanley’s and third was another newcomer, The Butcher & the Burger.
Back at the house, I enjoyed some refreshing Stiegl Radler beer. It is beer with grapefruit soda and it is delicious! Chad and Jared started up with beer pong and Jared won against Chad and then against Kristin. I didn’t really want to play because I stink pretty bad at it, but I ended up beating Jared and then Chad and then Kristin. Jess came up next but forfeited to go back to the fest! This means I’m still the undisputed champion of the day! First time for everything!