|Rockit Bar & Grill's 6th Annual Burgerfest|
The kind folks at Rockit Bar & Grill in River North invited me to preview some of the burgers for their 6th annual Burgerfest. After I tried the amazing chilis from the ChiliFEST tasting back in January, I knew I had to check it out!
The fest works the same way as ChiliFEST with a different burger featured everyday from Monday June 6th, to Friday June 10th. Now, these aren't just ordinary burgers, Chefs James Gottwald and Amanda Downing whipped up five tasty variations on the American classic.
|Big Bird Burger & The Big Cheese|
|Big Bird Burger Extreme Close-Up!|
In case we weren't going to be stuffed enough, we were given two orders of fries to accompany our burgers. The first was an order of the Rockit truffle fries, and the second was a heaping portion of sweet potato fries dusted with cinnamon sugar. My favorite were the truffle fries because of their intense garlic-y flavor. However, the sweet potato fries were a nice sweet treat to counter the saltiness of both burgers, and came with an indulgent aioli dipping sauce.
|Sweet Potato Fries|
|Inside that Juicy Sandwich!|
Rockit Bar & Grill 6th Annual Burgerfest
June 6-10, 2011
Monday, June 6
Big Bird Burger: Ostrich Patty, fried egg, pancetta chip, tomato onion jam, sweet potato frites
Tuesday, June 7
The Big Cheese: Black Angus Patty, shaved pastrami, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese between two grilled cheese sandwiches
Wednesday, June 8
The Locavore: Dietzler Beef Patty, Goose Island beer battered onion rings, Nordic Creamery smoked goat cheddar, Neuske bacon aioli
Thursday, June 9
Greek Chicken Burger: Chicken Patty, oregano, tzatziki sauce, feta, vine ripened tomatoes, kalamata olives, black pepper fries
Friday, June 10
Smoked Salmon Burger: scallions, hardboiled egg, pickled gherkins, whipped dill cream cheese, sour cream and chive chips
22 W. Hubbard, Chicago
|The Big Cheese (Photo Credit: Rockit Bar & Grill)|
|Big Bird Burger (Photo Credit: Rockit Bar & Grill)|