This week’s Best Bite: Ace burger, Three Aces

Ace burger with aged cheddar, trimmings, bacon jam, aioli, fries, garlic, and hops pickle
Ace burger with aged cheddar, trimmings, bacon jam, aioli, fries, garlic, and hops pickle

Why it’s this week’s Best Bite: I had heard excellent things about the burger at this laid-back gastropub on Taylor Street, and it was even more delicious than expected. A great burger starts with the meat, and the grass-fed beef used here was top-notch in flavor and juiciness. The aged cheddar, bacon jam, and aioli were simple yet powerful toppings, and any burger is better when served on a grilled pretzel bun that’s squishy without being too doughy. There’s nothing overly exotic going on, but it just exudes pure burger identity (with crispy fries on the side, of course). We divided the burger for sharing, as with the other plates we ordered; next time, I’m keeping it all for myself.

Check out more of this memorable meal in the photos below.

The Young Pretender cocktail, with Death's Door Gin, fresh guava puree, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, house-made cayenne and pepper simple syrup, and a float of Blackwell Rum.
The Young Pretender cocktail, with Death’s Door Gin, fresh guava puree, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, house-made cayenne and pepper simple syrup, and a float of Blackwell Rum
Lamb merguez sausage pizzetta, served on a tree stump
Lamb merguez sausage pizzetta, served on a tree stump
Skyline view on my walk to the restaurant
City view on my walk to the restaurant
Our post-dinner plans: seeing Alicia Keys in concert at United Center
Our post-dinner plans: seeing Alicia Keys in concert at United Center

The details: Three Aces, 1321 W. Taylor St., Chicago.

One Reply to “This week’s Best Bite: Ace burger, Three Aces”

  1. Wow!  That looks like some evening out!  The tree stump serving piece fascinated me.

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