Monday, July 21, 2008

Chicago Burgers!

So after the various frustrations of experimenting with restaurant burgers, my buddy JB’s homemade burgers were a welcome reminder of what we’re really trying to capture. A simple summer Boy’s Night dinner at his place turned out a perfect meal.

JB fired up his grill to flawlessly prepare grass-fed beef burgers with Vermont white cheddar. We toasted some fresh buns. There was some heirloom tomato. Accompaniments included: sautéed baby spinach with shallots and red wine vinegar; baked herbed baby red potatoes; stir-fried Brussels sprouts with chili, garlic, and ginger; & canned domestic beer.

The “secret”? Same as always.

  • Good quality ingredients (local, properly raised, fresh) treated with respect and simply prepared.
  • Great company.
  • A clear summer night on the deck.

What more could we want?

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