Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cheezeborger! Cheezeborger!

-Got beef?
The Burgers of Chi

Im not going to sit here and retell you the whole story of Billy Goat and its part in the "curse" of the Cubs and how it became world famous when it became a skit on Saturday night live, that's all around the internet. Im here to tell you my take on the world famous tavern serving their famous double cheezeborgers. I have been eating at BG's for some time since my dad's office has always been near it and he and my uncles used to take us there often. So maybe I have a little place for it in my clogged heart due to the fact I was eating these when most kids my age were eating cheeseburger happy meals.

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Bill Goat's original location underground in downtown.

The burgers at BG's are thin patties thrown on a flattop and cooked to order by the grillmaster. There is only one way to go at BG's and that's a double, you have to, otherwise you have a whole lot of bread and not much beef. The burgers are topped with cheese and served on the kaiser rolls they get delivered daily. The burgers at the goat are minimalist when it comes to the toppings.

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Your choices are sliced pickles, whole sliced onions to place atop the patty or chopped onions and relish as well as mustard and ketchup...eww. I for one have a liking for all types of burgers including this style, I love the freshness of the the topping paired with the gooey cheese and the greasy patty. Its a good burger, just dont let the hype fool you into thinking that it is the best burger in the city...and as far as that curse goes, Ill take a goat and have Big Z bean it in the behind with a fastball and knock that curse right up out its ass. Ill then proceed to take it and make birria tacos out of its carcass.

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BG's double cheese done my way...topped with a whole slice of onion, lots of pickles and mustard

Overall grade: C++

Strengths: old school burger joint with history and the ability to pile your burger with pickles

Weakness: Still too much bun to beef even with a double

Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan ave. (lower level)
Chicago, IL
(312) 222-1525

Billy Goat II on Urbanspoon

3 comments:

Chogie said...

Damn, Titus! You must have the most clogged arteries in Chicagoland! All this food looks really good.

Great blog!

Your cousin,

Jean Lyons Lotus

Anonymous said...

you know if they see that review next time they'll make you eat a triple....

Anonymous said...

IT might say "Cheezeborger! Cheezeborger!" but I can make a meal out of the pickles alone --- they are FANTASTIC. Great place- Great Food - Great Atmosphere ! ! !

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