-Grubbing in Chicago
New to the 'Scene'
I’ve been wanting to try the newest addition to a stretch of Diversey in Logan Square / Avondale quickly becoming its own restaurant row. There’s some critically acclaimed restaurants found over there and En Passant is the newest of a growing bunch. It opened in July after a year long delay.
I didn’t go in expecting to get the burger but I’ve been on a bit of a
burger binge and this one sounded pretty damn good. Plus I remember reading
something that the chef from here had a hand in the making of the now
famous Au Cheval burger. While that's not my favorite burger in town it is a hit and
this one sounded like it could be even better by my estimates. It’s called the super smash and it’s a double fresh smashed patty with balsamic onion jam, Marie Rose sauce, brioche bun. Add American cheese if you please and why wouldn’t you? This was a gourmet burger in a way that could be described as fashionable but not over the top. Nothing fancy but not exactly traditional. It was dressed up just enough to not hide what makes a smashed burger so great in the first place. This one gets a yes from me as far as being worth it ($13 with cheese). You should probably add a side of Kennebec fries aka roasties which are worth getting even if you’re not having the burger. They remind me of the chunky puppies at Animale (RIP) which were a favorite. BYOB for the time being but you’ll likely need a reservation due to supply and demand issues. There's potential for a great neighborhood place.
3010 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647