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DMK Burger Bar Comes To Soldier Field

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 6, 2013 6:20PM

Kornick and Morton face off in last year's DMK calendar.

Chicago's big venues (airports, parks, stadiums, Navy Pier) haven't yet been all that good at showcasing the best that our culinary scene has to offer, preferring instead to fill their spaces with chains or bland food-service fare. O'Hare is making slow progress towards a local food economy, thanks to Rick Bayless, and now another pair of restaurant impresarios is helping to class up Soldier Field.

David Morton and Michael Kornick, owner of DMK Burger Bar (one of our favorite burger joints in Chicago) announced yesterday afternoon they were headed to Soldier Field this fall. Chicago Magazine reported that the pair had signed a 10-year contract to provide delicious burgers to football fans. This is good news for lovers of sustainable meat who may find it hard to eat at games, as all DMK beef is grass-fed.

The entire DMK menu isn't going to be available at the stadium location:

[T]he Soldier Field branch will offer the #1 (grass-fed beef patty, aged cheddar, smoked bacon, charred balsamic red onions, and barbecue sauce) and the #8 (grass-fed beef patty, iceberg lettuce, tomato, raw onion, bread & butter pickles, mayonnaise, and choice of cheese).

On the other hand, there will be a special burger just for the stadium, the #27, named after the number of Bears Hall-of-Famers. The burger will have barbecue sauce and pulled pork atop the beef patty.