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Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Date: Saturday/Sunday, July 8-9
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!

VPT won Critic's Choice best burger in 2016;
Square Bar won People's Choice
Congratulations go out to Square Bar & Grill (2849 W. Belmont) and VPT (5754 N. Western) for making the best burgers at this year's Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

Square Bar's imaginative sesame ginger ramen burger took first place honors for making visitors' "favorite" burgers at the 2016 patty extravaganza. (Visitors vote by text.)

And VPT won the 2016 Critics' Choice Award for their equally clever Spicy Fire Cracker burger mixed with bacon bits, corn and jalapeno, and topped with pepper jack cheese, habanero and pickled onions with cilantro lime mayo.

2016 Participating Burger Vendors
2017 Vendors Coming Soon!

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 fifth 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.

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! Dive Bar
Located on Halsted Street in Lakeview, Dive Bar is a seafood restaurant and specialty rum bar. Market fresh crab, oysters, clams, shrimp and fish are among the items on their menu. So too is their to-die-for Dive Burger (and curly sea salt fries). But cocktails and craft beers, including a choice of more than 200 rums (!), make Dive Bar a ship worthy of any first-class ocean excursion.

NEW! Fatso's Last Stand
Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso's started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It's a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) "Fatso Burgers."

Flo Café & Bar
Zesty is the best way to describe this laidback 'New Mexican' cuisine eatery with two locations: on Chicago Ave. in West Town, and a newer sibling on Ashland near Diversey in West Lakeview. Known for their extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menu (and their hand-crafted cocktails and margaritas), among Flos popular offerings are the black bean veggie burger and hatch green chile cheeseburger.

Family-owned since 1939, Hackney's has five locations 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.

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.

Reggie's Rock Club/Music Joint
This South Loop entertainment emporium, a frequent and popular Burger Fest mainstay, 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 is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.

Select Cut Steakhouse
Opening its doors in 1994 on Halsted Street in Lakeview, Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest staple from the Year One. They have 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 returning Burger Fest eatery. 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, Square Bar & Grill is one very tasty fest vendor!

This West Ridge (aka West Rogers Park) food emporium is hot, hot, hot! After taking over the business (formerly called Vince's) in 2013, the hubby-wife team of Ivan and Veronica Resendiz now have 20-plus 'gourmet' burgers on the menu. Massive patties and great toppings is the way many customers describe VPT's lineup that includes their Nacho Libre, Dimitri, Capone and Cubs burgers. But right now the buzz is with VPT's offerings of deep fried burgers that are getting spotlight attention from both local and national food critics.

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.

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