You know there is a burger craze when names like Kornick, Morton (DMKBurgerBar), and Melman (M Burger) join the scene. Then there's Edzo's, nominated not only for best new burger join in Chicago, but also BEST NEW RESTAURANT and most in demand dish. This all comes from a college town spot serving burgers, fries and dogs for less than $5. Living in the city makes ventures up to Evanston tough to come by, but luckily I was in the neighborhood today and had to check it out.
You can read all about the hand cut meat and fries lots of places, so I'll just comment on the flavor I experienced. I loved my 4oz single patty cheeseburger topped with everything. I'm not one for large patty's so this is exactly my type of burger. Everything tasted fresh and delicious and I didn't waste a lot of time to consume my sandwich (I definitely could have used some tums walking out of there). The fries were also excellent, fresh cut and fried to perfection with the appropriate amount of salt. I'm not a burger connoisseur but this is as good as I've had in a long time. Other new places try to get fancy and special, Edzo's keeps it simple and delicious. If I lived near by this would be my go to spot for cheap and tasty eats. It may not be worth the pilgrimage for a $5.75 meal, but if you do you won't be disappointed. I don't know if I can vote for a burger joint for Best New Restaurant, but it definitely earned my vote for Best New Burger Joint.