Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Greek’
Damn, I love it when a place far exceeds my expectations. I was on the prowl for a new burger in the NW burbs of Chicago and stumbled upon this micro-sized diner offering burgers, sandwiches, and some Greek specialties.
I was intrigued by the “Zeus” burger, which promised a quality beef patty topped with Saganaki (a Greek-style cheese that has been flambed), tzatziki sauce (yogurt, cucumber, dill), and other toppings of your choice.
It was fantastic! Hearty bun, nice flavor in the lean beef patty, cooked to order. Looking at the menu, I also noticed they had kalamata olives for some items, and they would have been a good add-on for this style burger. I’ll remember to ask next time.
Bombas also offers “Greek fries,” which are oven baked, doused with lemon juice and sprinkled with feta. Delish.
If you’re not looking for this place, you might miss it, in a small strip mall next to a large pawn shop. And it seems Google maps has its location a little off the actual place. Or it seemed so to me.
I hope these guys have lots of success. They use quality ingredients with attention to preparation and presentation – at a fair price. Oh yeah, I’ll be back. Oh yeah, outrageously good dill spears, too!
A portion of the menu is below.
Chubby’s, in the NW burbs of Chicago, is a ‘mom and pop’ style burger/dog/Greek fast food place. They serve above average quality, cooked to order foods. It’s always amazing to me that independents can survive these days, but at noon, at least, this place is fairly busy, and like most suburban eateries, is surrounded by the big chains.
I went with a plain cheeseburger, at $3.99 for what looks like a third pound patty, built to resemble hand-formed, but my guess it’s a machined patty. While the flavor was OK, with some smoke flavor enhancer added, the texture, a relatively fine grind, was not to my personal taste.
The soft bakery roll, dusted with cornmeal, was amble enough to stand up to whatever one would choose to layer between it.
Will I go back? Yep. I’d like to try some other items on the menu, which you can peruse here before you visit!
2015 Update: I don’t think I really noticed their fries last time. Hand cut, skin on. Really outstanding. A damned fine cheezy beef, too.