Friday, October 12, 2012

DMK Burger Bar

Location: 2954 Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
DMK Burger Bar on Urbanspoon

A Quick Word:
Every loves a good burger... right?  DMK is a burger bar that was opened by two great chefs of the city.  This restaurant offers not only the grass-fed beef burger, but also some of the more exotic meats like lamb and bison.  I have also heard it has one of the best, if not the best, veggie burgers in the city.  Anyway,  I found this restaurant to be more of a gourmet burger bar... The toppings are unique, organic, or both.  The price tends to be a little steeper than others with the portions being significantly smaller and the sides at an a la carte price.  The atmosphere is definitely fun; there is a huge communal bar and a bunch of smaller tables.  It always seems very busy; even on Tuesday nights there might be a long wait.  Overall, the burgers are delicious enough to make DMK the talk of the city for a while now, but the price and portions are starting to scare people to the other burger joints in Chicago.

What I Ate:

#5: Bison Burger

Anyone could probably peg me for this burger after glacing through the menu... Anyway, this DMK creation had a bison burger patty, fresh goat cheese, pickle red onions, and a blueberry BBQ sauce.  They serve their burgers on a homemade freshly-baked bun which is unreal.  The bread has a nice crust on the outside to keep all the juices in but is not as heavy or thick as a typical pretzel bun that most burger joints have converted to.  The patty was well cooked and a thick helping of goat cheese was spread on the bun.  I loved the tanginess the goat cheese added to the burger and the creamy texture as well.  The blueberry BBQ sauce was very subtle; only a little sweetness was added.  I did wish they had some kind of thick blueberry preserve rather than just a blueberry flavored BBQ sauce.  The pickled onions were a simple ingredients that gave a nice crunch... not much flavor though.  It was an interesting creation... and you have to LOVE goat cheese if you want to enjoy it.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- The fries were pretty good.  I didn't have a picture, but the wisconsin cheddar fries is a nice side to share.  The large order will definitely be enough for 2 or 3 people.

- I wouldn't order out.  I heard some of the others people say that the burgers seem a lot smaller when you order out.
- Don't come in with the mindset that you are going to get a huge burger like the other places in the city... I find this place to be more of a gourmet burger bar.

How far would I walk for this food?

1 comment:

  1. Fancy their bulk fresh pork melbourne burger. Pork marinated parts that is rich in sauce and ingredients. Topped it off with a monstrous bun.