Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Last Call: A tasty tour of Chicago's finest burgers

The Dirty Burg from Chicago’s The Loyalist
The Dirty Burg from Chicago’s The Loyalist
Photo: Kevin Pang
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

And now for something completely self-serving!

A few weeks ago, the very fine folks at First We Feast asked if I could join them for a filming of The Burger Show, which they were filming in Chicago. As someone who years ago hosted a burger TV show myself, I thought, “Sure, I’d love to stuff my face full of cheeseburgers, for ol’ times’ sakes.”


Today, they released that episode of The Burger Show, and I was delighted to have joined chef Alvin Cailan and Hot One’s Sean Evans on a romp across Chicago, sampling three of my favorite cheeseburgers in town. (I actually had some input in this!) Good times and much beef were had by all.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Dr Emilio Lizardo

I’ve been wanting to get to the Loyalist specifically for that burger because the reviews on everything else there are hit and miss.

Is it as good as the burger in the bar at Acadia? Because that’s a pretty high bar.  Better than Au Cheval’s to my taste buds.