Tuesday, March 16, 2010

week 11: edzo's burger shop

i didn't come out of the womb liking condiments and accouterments.
no, no, no.
i came out of the womb a plain cheeseburger gal.
to the point where,
i'd force mum to double,
and triple check
that there were 
no pickles 
on my burger king plain cheeseburger. 

well, sheesh, i guess i've really grown up 
because just the other day,
i walked into what is nominated in time out chicago for one of chicago's best new restaurants,
and ordered a single burger
with everything.

and it's a darned good thing i did,
because everything is what makes an edzo's burger
pretty freaking awesome.

{i feel the terminology,
 "pretty freaking awesome" 
is fitting for food from a place with walls so bright you need sunshades.}

it wasn't just the meat.
it wasn't just the bun.
it wasn't just the mustard...
or any of the other accouterments.
it was really about how all of the friends worked together in peace and harmony.
the full package, if you will.

which, you know, is a different experience from 
the famed/illustrious minetta tavern black label burger.
but for lunch,
i more appreciate patties that are small enough to have the option of getting one, two, or six,
and paired with some veggies.

also on the menu was
angry fries
fries with jalepoƱos and jalapeƱo juices.

they weren't crispy.
but they weren't soggy,
they had a sort of chewy texture that i've never met in a fry before.
satisfying it was. 
and a fork it required.

friend becca got a
nutella milkshake
yes, that's right, she got a 
nutella milkshake

and it really is as good as it sounds.
it's just one of those ideas that makes you smack your forehead and say, 
"why didn't i think of that?"

oh, and of course i mooched.

friends billy and julia got 
on their burgers.
kids, that's not kosher!

and billy got
trufffffffffle fries
dang those were goooooood. 
mainly because, it was like,
would you like some fries with that parmesan cheese?
 i think they would have been better triple or quadruple fried,
but the taste was mighty awesome.

edzo's is totally a solid lunch place.
especially if you have three free hours in the middle of the day to submit to food coma afterwards.
which, i promise you, 
you will get food coma.
{worth it}

i wonder which of my next 41 restaurants will give me worse food coma...



edzo's burger shop is on orrington & davis in evanston, il. 
closed mondays. every other day open from 10:30 am - 4:00 only, 
so that ed can eat dinner with his family. how cute is that?


Megan said...

This place looks great! I am a sucker for a good burger. I am making chicken burgers tonight and i was going to try and resist cooking fries but after seeing this i think i will give in.

Dandelion and Grey said...


I love how far you've come in your burger adventures! I've also broadened my food horizon & it's such a good thing-- There is so much out there!

Edzo's looks great! I love that he has dinner w/ his family everyday, too! xo

Meghan said...

Incredible! Those angry fries would make my stomach pretty angry, I would think!

Katy Mary said...

Oh my god I want to eat all of this right now! Burgers are one of my absolute fav things to eat and I love jalepenos!

Melissa said...

A nutella milkshake sounds AMAZING! Seriously.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Nutella Milkshake? Brilliant! Burgers are what keeps me from becoming a vegetarian. My husband and I have a jalapeno addiction (seriously, I must have a backup jar in the cabinet for when the fridge jar is running low), so of course I'm drooling over those fries.

daisychain said...

I dont even LIKE burgers yet I feel a need to travel for this.

Dionne said...

This all sounds amazingly yummy. And I am sooo jealous to not be there right now to appease my grumbling tummy.

Maddy said...

wow wow wow this is on my number one spot for when Matt and I FINALLY make it to NYC some day...


p.s. i hated all condiments too. i just recently started eating (some) mustards. i like ketchup on burgers but not really with anything else.
p.p.s. matt will love jalapeno fries. they look delicious!!

defining amy said...

oh my gosh. you are so cute. i absolutely loved reading that. a nutella milkshake?!!?! seriously?? that is genius.

JINX said...

im so glad i found your blog... you are so beautiful and i really enjoy your style...


tiffany said...

this post pretty much had me salivating. is that weird? it just looks SO delish!


Andrew Patner said...

My first visit to "My Name Is . . . " How lame is that?! I think I will get a food weblog coma from reading you. But why not?

Love, love, love it! -- and you!


Sera said...

oh my gosh. i want a nutella shake. right now!!

cute blog!

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