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One Great Sandwich: Marc Burger's Marc Burger

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 17, 2008 4:37PM


Sometimes you just need to check your pride at the door and do what must be done. Which is why we found ourselves Saturday afternoon at Macy Field's, Christmas shopping and looking for a nosh. The Walnut Room is still the Walnut Room, and the seventh floor food court is still dominated by fast food concepts from celebrity chefs. The newest, from Marcus Samuelsson (C-House), is probably the best of a lot that includes Rick Bayless Frontera Fresco and Takashi Yagihashi's Noodles by Takashi. Incidentally, all three chefs are members of Macy's Culinary Council, dating back to the store's days as Marshall Field's.

Marc Burger's offerings are made from 100 percent grass-fed Angus cattle, served on potato bread buns, and topped with fresh ingredients like home made pickles. Marc Burger's namesake sammich ($12.95) is a hearty patty grilled to order, topped with house made steak sauce and a fried egg. For the price, you also get fresh seasoned fries and spicy cole slaw. this time of year the service is going to be a bit slow; near closing time in the food court Saturday there were still lines at Marc Burger and Frontera Fresco. But this burger with one of Marc Burgers fresh custard milkshakes is a great combination regardless of the weather.