The Counter (Restaurant, Lakeview)
Location: 666 W. Diversey Pkwy
Phone: (773) 935-1995
Cuisine: Burgers & Sandwiches
This burger joint really is a nightmare for the indecisive (aka me), but the options really allow you to customize and when its all said and done, it’s really your fault anyway if it sucks. Fill out a piece of paper detailing whether you want beef, turkey, veggie or chicken, how much you want by weight, and if you want it in a bun or in a salad bowl (which is a nice carb-free option). Then choose a cheese, as many toppings as you can handle, and a sauce to top it off. If you’re going the bun route, choose your bun of choice. If you went with the bowl, you already chose lettuce or mixed greens. They do have a market selection option, where they will create you what they think is a great burger at the moment. They also have a couple basic sandwiches, and lots of different fry options. I love the 50/50, so you can have two different kinds of fries. Everything is locally sourced, so you’re in for fresh ingredients the whole way. They do indeed have a counter, and a pretty decent beer selection, also.
It’s a national chain, but Chicago has the only one in Illinois, and it’s safe to say it was a great addition. We’ll just see if it can compete with all the other amazing burger joints in the city!