Don’t be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron’s (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers to veggie, turkey and steak patties.
Epic Burger opened in Chicago in 2008 and today has seven locations. Five of which serve downtown Chicago neighborhoods and two which serve Skokie and Evanston. Epic Burger’s big idea is to offer more people an opportunity to eat non-processed, all-natural food at a reasonable price. Their beef and grilled chicken are both certified halal. By offering a premium product, we would like to stimulate thought around how food is raised, grown, transported, processed and packaged.
Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso’s started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It’s a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) “Fatso Burger”.
Established in 2019, Lola’s Coney Island may sound like a hot dog joint but they’re oh so much more. Owner-operator Jesse Fakhoury is the force behind Lola’s, named after his four-year-old daughter. Jesse was born and raised in Detroit, MI and after years of living in Chicago, Jesse saw the opportunity to bring the Michigan Coney Island dog to the people of Chicago. But his menu has expanded since to include sandwiches, salads and burgers. Be sure to try their Lola’s Burger which includes diced pickles, diced onions, Hoffman’s cheddar and housemade aioli on a sweet Hawaiian bun.
Their motto is to always source local and to always source fresh, with all of our Ingredients being carefully selected from premium suppliers we know you will enjoy. While you may know Lush from their amazing wine selection, they also knock it out of the park with their food. Check out their Lush Burger — a Double Brisket-Chuck Blend Patties, Gruyere De Comte, 18 Hour Onions, Overnight Demi-Glace, Kosher Dills, Homemade Giardiniera, Kosher Dills, Garlic Toasted HEWN Brioche. Hungry yet?
Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake “Select Cut” burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.
REIGNING CHAMPS — enough said, right? We think so from their long time participant. They are out to keep their Critic’s Choice title this year and for good reason … there burgers are top notch! Back on State St., their chef cooks up everything from chicken wings to their almost famous Reuben. But here on Belmont Ave., it’s all about their burgers. If you’re looking for something different, be sure to try their Chorizo Burger which is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with their mac ‘n cheese.
Tandoor Char House
Indian food and burgers? The unlikely combination definitely works when Tandoor Char House is behind the grill! Owners and brothers Fahim and Faraz Sardhari have been creating dishes they watched their parents make long ago — but with a twist! At this fest, be sure to sample their Tandoor Lamb Slider that pairs well with their Chaat fries. Or maybe you’re in the mood for something vegetarian like their Aloo Tikki Slider. Regardless, you will be wanting more!
The StopAlong opened in August 2016, providing the neighborhood with a casual, throwback pizzeria and bar just steps from the 606. The playful and nostalgic atmosphere of The StopAlong harkens back to childhood and puts a smile on the face of young and old alike. We serve the best NY-style, thin crust pizza & griddled burgers around. Everything is made from scratch daily using only high-quality, fresh ingredients.