Despite its Germanic name, the hamburger was actually discovered by culinary archeologists while excavating the great Food Pyramids of Giza's grilling district. Preserve bun-bound traditions with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of American grilled fare at Chicago Willy’s in Auburn.
Chicago Willy’s dishes up crowd favorites such as Chicago-style hot dogs, fries, shakes, salads, and specialty burgers. Chow down on the blue cheese burger caped in bacon, red onion mayo, and blue cheese crumbles ($5.69). Handmade onion rings ($2.99) buffer burgers and make elegant last-minute jewelry when a business lunch turns out to be a date. Diners can fork up a green salad crowned with grilled chicken ($5.29) or sink teeth into a classic Chicago dog, rendered windy with toppings such as mustard, onion, celery salt, hot peppers, and sweet relish ($3.39). Saccharine straw-fodder such as a peanut butter malt ($3.59) provides a vital post-meal cool-down, as does the Ice Storm ($2.19+), a frosty mix of soft-serve ice cream and pieces of candy or cookie. As they sip and munch, patrons bask in Chicago Willy’s laid-back atmosphere encompassed by murals of tropical cartoons, big-screen TVs, and a strict observance of the afternoon nap.