UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE FULL FOR THIS POP-UP. HOWEVER, you can still make a donation by texting BURGER to 36413. Thanks to Hope Bertram for the tip!
Your lunch game is about to step way up this week, Loop dwellers! Hear ye, hear ye: Bud & Burgers has landed, and it wants to feed you. All of you. The in demand lunch pop-up returns this year with juicy burger creations from lauded Chicago chefs, complemented by ice cold Budweiser. Where? 6 South Clark Street. Next door to Bank of America. When? Lunchtime July 18th through July 22nd. Cost? Five measly bucks, y'all. A crisp Lincoln will get you an ice cold Bud and a gourmet burger of your choice (and not the sample sliders pictured, A FULL SIZE BURGER!)
Hosted for four days only, this burger-and-beer centric event showcases a choice of four different burgers from four Chicago chefs. Who is feeding ya? Brace yourselves. Stepping up to the plate:
Chef Danny Grant of Maple & Ash with his double trouble Downstairs burger (two patties, Cheddar, pickles, red onion, Dijonnaise);
Chef Todd Stein of The Bristol with The Royale (two patties, white American cheese, pickled onions, garlic aioli);
Chef Mike Sheerin of Rockit Bar & Grill with Charred Nacho burger (single patty topped with tortilla chips, spicy ground beef, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, lettuce, sour cream, queso fundido & Pepper Jack);
Chef Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder with The Butcher Bomb (Bacon! Fat! Mayonnaise! Pepper Jack, grilled onions, ketchup).
Vegetarian? Don't fret. A stellar black bean burger is waiting for you.
We at The Local Tourist got to sample the goods and are still recovering from the burger coma. But I mean, someone had to do the research, amirite?
Best part of all, folks: ALL OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT FOLDS OF HONOR. The foundation supports education efforts of the families of wounded and fallen soldiers. Honoring their sacrifice, educating their legacy. Isn't it high time your lunch made a difference?
Bottom line, folks, is this: here is your chance to grab a Bud & a stellar burger for not much more than pocket change, while practicing the lost art of benevolence by helping those in need. We all could use a little "Love thy neighbor" these days, don't you agree?
Bud & Burgers Pop-up is located at 6 S. Clark street in Chicago's Loop.
The Local Tourist burger coma courtesy of Isabelli Media Relations.
All photos by Gourmet Rambler.