Sunday, June 5, 2011
The burger at Birchwood Kitchen in Wicker Park on 2211 W. North Ave. has plenty of amazing meals that are served on a rotating seasonally menu. Winter brought beefy, meaty, Reuben Sandwiches, and spring has fresh, organic, Beet and Goat Cheese Sandwiches on the menu. And a ton of other great treats I have sampled, and loved. But the burger stole my heart.
The Birchwood burger is only served during dinner hours, 5-9 p.m. Tue. - Fri. And my mouth salivates thinking about on the days I am planning to go and eat one. Let e preface by saying that this is the first place I had a burger medium - rare, I usually get medium. So the extra juiciness blew me away. I love a juicy burger. But this burger is also meaty, and fresh. The meat is so succulent. And it is topped with a few pieces of bacon. they are of a medium thickness, perfectly porky, and savory. And atop all of that, white cheddar cheese. What do I need to say about thick, cheddary, white pieces of melted cheese? And bringin up the bottom... A garlic aioli sauce, that is also soaking up meat juices from the burger. These juices are also dripping into a fresh sesame bun.
And the topper for the burger... It is Char-Grilled!! And we all know, everything tastes better on the grill. And the burger, as well as the bun have, and will always have tasty, charred, grill marks on em. I love that taste.
I also wanna plug the Basil infused Lemonade. They make a simple syrup with basil leaves, and use that to sweeten the lemonade. "Monte-licious!" And it's Free refills on the lemonade. They have excellent soups, salads, sides, and desserts too! Try the carrot cake, and the chocolate chip cookie. Lemon bar too.
Plus they have an outdoor patio in the summer! There are a ton of beautiful women there at any given moment also, that is awesome! Milf and hottie Hipsters galore.