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Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Date: Saturday/Sunday, July 9-10
Time: Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Location: Belmont & Damen, Roscoe Village | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Flippin' hot! July is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Chicago's finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at this year's Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Add to that a rockin' music on two stages and summer is gonna be sizzling.

In addition to mouth-watering patties and great music on two stages, there's also a popular "Kids' Zone" activity area as well arts & craft vendors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chicago burger.

A $10 suggested donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.

Coming Soon!

2015 Participating Burger Vendors
2016 vendors coming soon!

NEW! Blue Agave Restaurant
This Tex-Mex eatery and tequila-centric cocktail bar with locations in River West and the Gold Coast specializes in casual dining with a broad selection of traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner foods that range from taco and enchiladas to quesadillas, burritos, soups and salads. In addition to their eponymous "Blue Agave" and avocado burgers, they also serve up one tasty chorizo burger that they'll be selling at Burger Fest.

Butcher & The Burger
A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its fourth year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. From breakfast and salmon sandwiches to pork, shrimp and Bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed culinary reputation.

Cortland's Garage
This place has Burger Fest bragging rights! In both 2013 and 2014 Cortlands won the People's Choice for 'Fave Fest Burger'! Awesome is the only way to describe this Bucktown's eatery's menu. From an incredible burger offering to sandwiches, wraps and much more, this food spot is rockin' with its award-winning burger menu that includes the Damen "Bleu Line," "Ashland Avenue," "Paulina Street" and spicy "18th Street" burgers.

NEW! D.S. Tequila Company
This North Halsted Street party spot touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their burgers are 100% Allen Bros. prime beef. And among their eclectic offerings are the Na-Cho, Portobello Veggie, Bison, Turkey Stack, Barnyard and Buffalo Blue Cheese patties.

NEW! Flo Café & Bar
Zesty is the best way to describe this Latin-themed eatery on Chicago Avenue that has been a laidback West Town mainstay long before the neighborhood became gentrified. Known for their extensive Southwest breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menu, hand-crafted cocktails and margaritas, among Flo's popular offerings are the black bean veggie burger and Hatch green chile cheeseburger.

NEW! Hackney's
Family-owned since 1939, Hackney's has five locations (four suburban, one in the city) including its popular Hackney's Printers' Row in the South Loop that opened in 2002. From 10 menu burgers and other sandwiches to vegetarian plates and a large selection of tap beers, the Hackney family has come a long way since selling hamburgers and beer on the back porch of their North Shore home. Cajun turkey, a BBQ Mac & Cheeseburger," and an onion and provolone cheese-topped burger on a pretzel bun are among their patty offerings.

McGee's Tavern & Grille
Located on Webster in the heart of Lincoln Park, McGee's (which first joined the fest in 2014) is a friendly neighborhood mega-tavern featuring nearly 30 beers on tap. It's also a great a place for viewing sports on one of 30-plus TVs, hearing the occasional band and, of course, an eclectic menu that includes lots of pizza choices, sandwiches, soups, salads and other yummy appetizers. On the patty front, what's not to love about McGee's "Hangover" (topped with a fried egg) or combo beef-turkey "Webster" burger?

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
This popular and cozy Lincoln Avenue eatery in the North Center neighborhood has been a loyal and popular Burger Fest fixture over the years. They opened their doors in 2005 and have a long tradition of hospitality. The brainchild of the late Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar Murphy's Bleachers, this family-owned restaurant brings an eclectic Irish, British and Scottish cuisine (including burgers!) to an authentic Dublin bistro setting.

NEW! Red Door Chicago
Located on Damen just north of Armitage, Red Door prides itself in their great menu, local organic food sourcing, regional craft beers and local spirits. Their eponymous Red Door Burger, for example, is topped with bacon-onion jam and aged Wisconsin cheddar. And on Tuesdays, they even offer an exquisite vegan menu. Red Door smartly bridges gourmet fare with down-home friendliness.

Reggie's Rock Club/Music Joint
This South Loop entertainment emporium does it all: Music! Concerts! Food! Cocktails! And much more. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and all cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo, Caesar Salad and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies will make a fine debut appearance at Burger Fest.

Rockit Burger Bar
Located on Clark Street in Wrigleyville just across the street from the Cubs' iconic stadium, it's safe to say that Rockit is one of the city's most famous and visited burger emporiums. In fact, in 2012 Rockit won top honors for making visitors' 'Fave' burger at the fest. And, in 2014, they won 'Critics' Choice' honors! Stylish, yet casual, defines its casual/contemporary American cuisine that includes salads, entrees and sandwiches like its famous "Rockit Burger."

Select Cut Steakhouse
Opening its doors in 1994 on Halsted Street in Lakeview, and a proud Burger Fest staple from the very first year, Select Cut has an acclaimed reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.

Square Bar & Grill
"Come for Grub. Stay for Drinks." That's the tagline this cool dining spot on the 2800 block of West Belmont has on its website. But for fans of Square Bar's eclectic food & microbrew offerings, burgers are a star attraction at this eatery that returns to Burger Fest for another year. From its namesake "Big Square" burger to the char-broiled "Volcano" burger stuffed with a cheese blend on a pretzel bun, and the "Belmont Burger" topped with smoked bacon, Swiss cheese and sesame peanut butter sauce (and featured at Burger Fest!), it's no wonder customers are always come back for more.

About the Beneficiary - Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor/Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact the Rosy Robinson or at 773-584-6633.

Music Bookings
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your Facebook link, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. Please include any Chicago history for the past six months or future performances. Let us know what kind of draw the band has in the area and include a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

Event Sponsors
Bud Light
Blue Agave
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