The Burgers of Chi
The guys behind both Wieners Circle and the Redhot Ranch empire which includes 35th Street Red Hots have a new menu item at their newest location. Redhot Ranch has opened a 3rd location at Ashland and Barry in Lakeview. They have the same top notch hot dogs with fresh cut fries on the menu as well as their super solid fried shrimp and a new featured burger at the Ashland location.
An expanding locals favorite
The guys said they couldn't do their famous char cheddar burgers ala Wieners Circle because the new place only had a flattop. So instead they're making In and Out style clones and one of them would make for my first meal out in 2014.
Introducing the Redhot Ranch Burger
Fresh balls of beef are smashed down on the flattop and come in single and double ($5 tax incl.) form. Fresh cut fries come with them. The namesake burger is topped with Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion or you can get whatever you want on one amongst those and the hot dog topping options (chopped onion, mustard, relish, sport pickles). What they dont have are sliced pickles and that's what I felt was missing. With them they'd be near the top of their category as far as best in the city goes. That said, I've already been back for another and foresee many more in my future because it's a great bang to buck ratio and the hours are late.
Redhot Ranch Double Cheeseburger
3055 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657