Sunday, January 19

The Boss is in Town



A few weeks ago I stopped by a new burger joint, conveniently located in the Southport Corridor. Burger Boss is a fast-casual burger spot featuring hand cut fries, premium shakes, and, you guessed it, burgers! The Southport location is the second from the local chain; the first is in Elmwood Park.

Dining Room
At Burger Boss, you have the option of ordering one of six Burger Boss Signature burgers, or create your own.  They also have veggie burgers and salads for non-meat eater. The BF and I decided to try two the the signature sandwiches, as well as a burger of the month.


The BF ordered the South of the Border which came packed with pepper jack, spicy chipotle sauce, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato and onion. Each burger can be ordered with a single patty, 1/3 lb patty, or chicken breast and you can sub a pretzel bun. His 1/3lb burger was accompanied by Idaho potato fries which are made in store. He loved the burger because it was super juicy without being greasy. As a huge fan of pretzel buns, he subbed it for the standard brioche bun.

South of the Border
South of the Border
I chose The Southport Boss because I was told it was by far the most popular burger ordered. This burger arrived with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, Boss Sauce, pickles, and grilled onions. If it sounds like a lot of ingredients, that's because it was. This burger was definitely a mess to eat, but it was worth getting a little greasy. I also subbed a pretzel bun and was glad I did because it helped to soak up some of the toppings. I tried the sweet potato fries with my burger, which I loved. Unfortunately, they do not make their own sweet potato fries (apparently too many failed attempts).

The Southport Boss
The Southport Boss
Because two burgers for two people is not nearly enough food, we also sampled the burger of the month which was the Banh Mi Burger. Each month, the staff at Burger Boss invents a unique burger to spice up their standard menu. I was so happy I ordered the Banh Mi Burger because it ended up being my favorite. This burger included two angus beef patties topped with house-pickled carrots and radishes, cucumbers, jalapenos, and cilantro, inside a brioche bun slathered with sriracha hoisin mayo. Wow. It had quite the kick and I loved the pickled veggies and the homemade mayo. Too bad it's only offered in January!

Banh Mi Burger
The BF and I also tried two of their premium shakes. I selected the chocolate version, and he tried the shake of the month, which was coconut. I wasn't really feeling the chocolate, but the coconut shake was a delight. I don't even like coconut but this had a very light and creamy taste that was heavenly. Why do I fall in love with the limited time only menu items?!

Chocolate & Coconut Shakes
Overall, we were impressed by the quality of food, especially because the food came out so quickly. Yes, this is fast food, but it's a step up from your standard burger and fries, and it has a strong focus on sustainability and fresh ingredients.

Note: I was invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at Burger Boss, however, the opinions expressed here are my own.

Burger Boss
www.theburgerboss.com

3208 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.BOSS
Burger Boss on Urbanspoon

7512 W. North Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL60707
708.452.7288
Burger Boss on Urbanspoon

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