From the Best Burger In America
|800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607|
Ever since Kuma's Corner (http://shilshuldiaries.blogspot.com/2013/06/kumas-corner.html) people have told me one thing. "Yah, Kuma's is good, but have you tried Au Cheval. It's the best"
Here is what I knew about Au Cheval, it is on Randolph which has become the hub of new culinary excellence in Chicago (see Girl and the Goat http://shilshuldiaries.blogspot.com/2015/01/girl-and-goat.html). It seated only like 40 people. There would be a long wait. It was a new age diner aka fresh organic ingredients done in masterful ways re-inventing old classics like burgers, omlettes, nachos, and grilled cheese. And there was this burger. A single is a double. A double is a triple. You must get the THICK cut bacon and the fried egg on top. After all, Au Cheval literally means "on horseback" but in France, if a food on a menu is described with that phrase, it means "a fried egg on top."
And…..well….David Rosengarten of the Huff Post puts it best: