Poag Mahone's ballpark burger is four meals in one
In 2010, Time Out Chicago ran a story about Dan Rosenthal, the restaurateur who is on a mission to have his restaurants serve sustainable foods. Rosenthal's most famous accomplishment is the widely praised burger at Poag Mahone's, which Oprah named as one of the best burgers in America in 2006, and which is now always made with grass-fed beef. But that burger might not stand a chance against Mahone's new Ballpark Burger, which is essentially a burger, a hot dog and a soft pretzel all squished and stacked on top of each other. Oh, did I mention it comes with a side of nachos and cheese? Yep. This is happening. If Oprah still had a show, I’m pretty sure this burger would make the list again. Or at least make the “Most Different Meals Jammed into One Meal” list. Four meals folks! Let's break it down:
The 100% grass fed burger is topped with cheddar cheese and a Vienna all-beef hot dog and then covered in mustard, relish, sport peppers, celery salt, tomato, onion and a kosher pickle spear. The gooey, meaty mess is then sandwiched in between a fresh pretzel bun, with those nachos on the side. Poag’s General Manager Nick Stiglic created the epic Ballpark Burger with sports fans in mind: “We wanted to give the fan a real taste of the ballpark, so we put it all on one plate,” he said in a press release.
Cubs fans can head to Poag’s on opening day (April 5th) and try this baby for themselves, along with $2.00 Old Styles all day; Soxs fans can go on their opening day (April 13th) to get their burger plus $2.00 cans of Miller Lite.
Why can't Cubs and Sox fans eat on the same night? Because Poag's doesn't want any brawls, okay? Just kidding—nobody would have the energy to brawl after taking down a Ballpark Burger anyway.