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