You want to make it on Broadway, sharpen your craft off-Broadway.
You want to make it in the cutthroat world of Chicago burgers... well, apparently that’s what Bloomington is for.
So now that it’s paid its dues, say hello to Meatheads, a burger joint with locations downstate and in the suburbs that’s finally ready for the big show, open today in Roscoe Village.
You may have heard whispers of this place from your team of burger scouts in the collar counties. Rumors of the never-frozen half-pound patties of pure Angus beef and hand-cut fries. Promising reports concerning toppings like jalapeños, pineapple and cucumber-wasabi sauce. And some crazy chatter about foot-long hot dogs and a banana split that’s been transformed into a milkshake. It sounds like you need to investigate.
Find your way to a corner of the Riverview Plaza on some fall afternoon when you’re looking for a discreet, out-of-the-way spot to put the final nail in last night’s hangover. Order a Texas Ranch burger—with bacon, cheddar and bacon-infused ranch sauce—at the counter, then slide into a deep booth. While you wait for your burger, peruse the latest local high school football scores posted on the walls.
It’s like Friday Night Lights, but with more bacon.