MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE: THE BEST DISHES WE ATE

STAFF PICKS: THE BEST DISHES WE ATE IN FEBRUARY

March 1, 2018 | Food & Drink

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From burgers and burrata to mouthwatering mezzaluna and more, the must-try noshes we fawned over in February.

Maillard Burger at Maillard Tavern (494 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312.766.2727)

"I've been on a burger kick all winter, revisiting favorites like Little Bad Wolf (1541 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773.942.6399,), Edzo's (1571 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847.864.3396) and even Shake Shack(12 S. Michigan Ave., 312.646.6005) for the comforting flavor of superlative smash burgers. But there's one I can't stop thinking about, and that's the eponymous burger at Maillard Tavern, whose perfectly cooked patty plus crispy onions, bacon and onion jam, cheddar, pickles and Dijon mayo equals burger paradise. Delectably crispy duck fat fries on the side and a better-than-it-needs-to-be wedge salad round out a casual meal that feels surprisingly gourmet." —J.P. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, @jpanders

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Elizabeth Bowers