The hamburger is an edible American icon, much like the shredded Norman Rockwell paintings threaded into every bowl of coleslaw. Teach taste buds the value of independence with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a one-course dinner for two from Paul’z Burgerz & Dogz (up to a $16.50 total value). The course includes:
- Two Plain Jane burgers (up to a $4.50 value each)
- Two side orders of fries (up to a $2.00 value each)
- Two sodas (a $1.75 value each)
Paul’z Burgerz & Dogz fires up appetites with a mouthwatering menu of idiosyncratic burgers, dogs, and Riverfront Times-lauded fries dished out in a snug, retro atmosphere. Chow down on a Plain Jane burger ($4.50) dressed to customers’ culinary and aesthetic tastes with towers of lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, or onions. Side orders of fries tempt tongues to scratch their cajun-spiced surfaces and reveal the French roots beneath. Diners inhale their meals and guzzle sodas within a lively dining room whose red and orange walls teem with autographed headshots and local news clippings.
Paul'z Burgerz & Dogz
The cooks at Paul’z Burgerz & Dogz, which nabbed a runner-up spot for the city’s Best Burger in the Riverfront Times restaurant guide, churn out an expansive menu populated by tongue-thrilling twists on two Americana staples. The Cockadoolemoo burger combines a patty, bacon, and fried egg, blurring the lines between meals, much like a caesar salad sprinkled with Cap’n Crunch. The Windy City dog includes classic Chicago--style ingredients—mustard, relish, sport peppers, and terms of agreement prohibiting the use of ketchup—accompanied by chips and fries, which are made fresh every day. Visitors chow down in Paul’z’s lively, welcoming dining room, whose vibrant orange and red walls are decked out in autographed photos and headlines and wainscoted in corrugated metal, adding a slightly industrial vibe to the friendly establishment.