BadHappy Poutine Shop just opened up in Chicago and features what else? Poutine. For you Poutine ignoramuses, it’s a popular dish in Canada and the Northwest United States featuring fries topped with Brown Gravy and Cheese Curds. There’s also a Poutine Topped Burger and Foie Gras topped Poutine on the menu which you can check out below. Oh and Sunday Brunches are BYOV “Bring Your Own Vodka”.
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When in Chicago:
BadHappy Poutine Shop
Address: 939 North Orleans, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone #: 773-490-5671
On, Friday September 24th, 2010 was the Chicago Gourmet Food and Wine Festival’s Hamburger Hop. Chefs Art Smith and Cat Cora hosted the competition for the best burger in Chicago. The event took place at Harris Theatre’s Rooftop Terrace and cost $75.
The judges for the event were French Laundry owner Thomas Keller, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild, Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret, SoBe & NY Wine and Food Festival director Lee Schrager, Blue Moon creator Keith Villa, and WXRT Radio host Lin Brehmer. Guests were issued a Blue Moon beer bottle cap to vote for their favorite burger of the night (People’s Choice Award). There were 15 participants who are listed below:
John Coletta: Quartino
Meg Colleran-Sahs: Terzo Piano
Federico Comacchio: Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Radhika Desai: English
Dirk Flanigan: The Gage
Kevin Hickey: Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
John Hogan: Keefer’s
Stephanie Izard: The Girl & The Goat
Eddie Lakin: Edzo’s Burger Shop
Ryan LaRoche: NoMI
Stephan Lawhorn: Palmer Place
Chad Starling: aria
Carol Wallack: Sola
Brian Wright: Rosebud Restaurants
Stu Zirin: D.S. Tequila Company
My friend Brett was recently at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago and he took some pictures for me. While there I received 3 text messages from him.:
- Sitting at Kuma burger right now!
- It was their 4 year anniversary 2 days ago. The streets were shut down and bands were playing
- Best burger I have ever had! Easily!
If I didn’t know any better I’d think he was kind of rubbing it in my face. I probably would have done the same thing too. Kuma’s Corner is known for having the Best Burger in Chicago and for naming it’s burgers after Metal bands. One last thing you should know, all of their 10 oz. burgers are served on a Pretzel Roll. Sounds like my kind of place.
Cheese Fries Appetizer
Brett with his Burger
Thanks to my friend Brett Nemmers for all the pictures except the for last one which he obviously did not take unless he’s got some lightening like reflexes.
2900 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL