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Chicago Magazine's Dish wrote:Epic burgers ($6), which are fresh ground, hand-packed, and cooked fresh to order, come with handcrafted Wisconsin Cheddar, horseradish Havarti, or buttermilk blue cheese.
cybermud wrote:We arrived at noon and they were already out of fries. … The final nag was the burgers took a long time to come out …
Panther in the Den wrote:BTW As in many downtown locations there was a homeless guy outside and instead of change he was saying... "Please. Bring me a Epic Burger on the way out." Not one mention of spare change.
Mike G wrote:If you have really great quality beef then the thing you should come away tasting is beefiness, no? The real, philosophical problem I have here is that the beef taste (at least on a single) is pretty much lost in the special sauce, large leaves of lettuce, gooey grilled onions, fairly substantial bun and everything else. It's certainly possible to come away tasting beef on a thin patty, it really only takes two things (besides beef): grilling it to a crispy exterior and not being afraid to use your salt shaker.
cccpr wrote:It should also be noted that there was a distinct "ghetto" feel to the place in the way the employees were conducting themselves. A pair of girls were in there making chit-chat with the cashier and a cook, and this was one of those situations where I felt like I could get shot if I spoke up and asked them to take my order. When you're more than slightly nervous ordering a burger, that's never a good thing.
a friend brought me an epic burger today for lunch. it was extremely thin, holey, gray and tasteless. truly, one of the worst burgers ever. i had high hopes as i want to support a place with non factory farmed beef, but i'm not giving them a return visit.
Commbrkdwn wrote:With all the negativity in this thread informing some preconceived notions of what to expect, I finally made my first visit to the Epic Burger on E Pearson (Streeterville) last week. I have to say, I'm not sure if it was the low expectations or if they've made strong improvement, but I thought the burger was excellent. It seems people upthread are expecting a more thick patty, but I dont think thats what EB is striving for. My burger was diner grill, but still pretty juicy and flavorful and I enjoyed it fully. The fries were decent, if not oversalted. I'd return for sure.