Nunn's burger battle for National Burger Month

Sun. May 28, 2017 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

May is National Burger Month so it was time to head out for hamburgers. The first stop was Davanti Enoteca. Although there are several locations, the River North restaurant at 30 East Hubbard was nearby.

Their burger has a bacon jam, arugula, and roasted garlic aioli, but what really made it stand out was the melted cheese curd on top. It has a unique tasted that sets it apart from typical burgers.

This popular Italian restaurant is loaded with desserts to try. The choclate mousse was yummy along with the tiramisu, but the brown butter blondie really takes the cake.

The same week I drove up to Northfield to visit The Happ Inn Bar & Grill. While I expected an old school decor instead it was very modern inside. The staff was overly attentive and the menu had an overwhelming amount of burgers to try.

The chorizo turkey burger was tasty with Cotijo cheese and spicy aioli. The prime burger was juicy and hit the spot. Afterwards, the desserts were tough to choose from. The Happ-le crostado was excellent with the unforgettable cinnamon apple filling.

For the battle there was one clear winner with the prime at Happ. Unfortunately the Davanti burger was overcooked from the temperature the waiter was told. That cheese curd topping should still be tried if you haven't.

My favorite burger in Chicago still remains at Au Cheval in the West Loop, but with wait times sometimes quoted at over four hours there are plenty of other hamburgers to try in the Windy City at a faster pace.