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Pick The Best Burger Spot In Chicago In Our 2017 Burger Bracket (Part 2)

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 14, 2017 4:05PM

The burger at Gather. Photo by Anthony Todd.

This week, we launched our 2017 Best Burger Bracket Challenge with the first 16 burger spots in our field of 32. Today is your chance to vote on the remaining 16.

In case you missed it Thursday, this is a 32 entry, single-elimination challenge to determine the very best burger spot in Chicago in the most unscientific way possible. We've got options from all over the city (and burbs) and at every level of fanciness from Michelin-starred to burger shack.

Below is a brief description of the contenders in this round, and below that are the polls! May the best burger shop win.

The Bad Apple
Beef from LaFrieda in New York, beer from all your favorite midwest craft breweries.

Little Bad Wolf
Andersonville spot makes a burger that has an upscale look and a greasy spoon heart.

Johnny’s Grill
Logan Square hipster diner does a cheesy, two-patty ode to beefy satisfaction.

African-American-owned burger place doing fine handmade burgers.

Parts & Labor
A hipster Logan Square burger joint with shots of fernet and thin patty burgers.

M Burger
Lettuce Entertain You's entry into the burger field, with a respectable single patty burger and a secret menu of sandwiches and shakes.

A thick, decadent burger is on the menu at this popular Lincoln Square restaurant.

The Juicy Lucy, with the cheese inside the patty, has been on the menu at Dusek's since day 1.

Mott Street
Thrillist says they have the best burger in Chicago; do you agree?

DMK Burger Bar
One of the earliest in the recent round of fancy burger joints; their #1 burger with balsamic onions is a favorite.

The Loyalist
The most cerebral burger in town mixes bacon into the patty and tops it with a umami-rich sauce.

Big Guys Sausage Stand
Berwyn’s homemade sausage stand also hand-makes a serious burger.

Logan Square stand does impressively gooey, cheesy burgers.

A popular burger spot in Evanston that offers grassfed, locally-raised burgers.

The Region
Roscoe Village spot inspired by the crispy smashburgers of Northwest Indiana.

Korean fast food spot is also beloved for a thick, beefy burger that can wear kimchi just fine.