Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SRO

610 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL
312-360-1776

First thought: Standing. Room. Only. Nat, is this place formal? Do you think there will be a line?

Second thought: Man, I'm so sick of hamburgers. Really looking forward to the turkey burger as a change of pace.

Now, keep in mind, this was the ONLY turkey burger on the whole TOC list of five non-beef burgers. Using transitive logic, I'm taking that to mean this SRO turkey burger is being presented to me as the best turkey burger in the entire Chicagoland area. And with turkey burgers--moreso than with hamburgers--it seems like the possibilities for spice-centric creativity are endless.

We met up with Masur (the Shay of CBP) and an ominous separate party, a friend of Masur's who has lived upstairs from SRO for eight years but whom has only eaten their once. It seemed that the management was so rude on her one visit that in warranted never returning. Not a good sign, but we went forth with our mission. Stepping inside, Masur noted that the place reminded him of the Peach Pit on 90210. A fair assessment. There was definitely some Pop Tate-esque ambiance to it that was very pleasantly complimented by sports decor, specifically a signed jersey of Dennis Rodman's in the men's bathroom.

Nat and I ordered the Turkey burgers with fries while Masur ordered a normal cheeseburger with bacon and onions. Neither automatically came with fries, so we ordered those as well. When the burgers arrived, I had a brief moment of confused contemplation in which I wondered whether to put ketchup on a turkey burger (I hadn't had one in years), and I ultimately decided yes whil also noticing the surprising dearth of other condiments available.

The verdict simple and plain was that this was a dry, flavorless burger. It tasted more like a poorly done hamburger than anything distinctively bird-like, it was easily drowned out by just a small slap of ketchup and mustard, and the bun and extras did it no favors. Initially, I appreciated that the lettuce was chopped instead of in tact and serving as some unwieldy condiment boat, but then I realized that it was just stuff out of a bag. There was no freshness to anything being served.


[Apologies for the bad photos of turkey burgers, but you get the idea]

The fries were a disgrace. If fries aren't included with the burger, one should really get some sort of fried potato beyond a mere defrosted crinkle. The place didn't completely strike out, however. Masur reported that the bacon-onion cheeseburger was pretty decent.

[The SRO bacon, cheese, onion jumpoff]

[The Worm tribute was much appreciated]

So I am left wondering as we have so many times if we simply hit this place on an off night. For a place that boasts "Chicago's one and only turkey burger" on their website and that has been voted to not only TOC's list, but also by CBS Chicago as having the top turkey burger in the city, I am more shocked than I was disappointed. It was as if someone told me that Two Weeks Notice was a film masterpiece and then I had to see it, then...seeing it. As Harry Allen once told me, hype is truly something not to be believed.

20 comments:

dansch said...

Perhaps it is in fact the best turkey burger in the city, if it does turn out to be the "one and only" one. That's a trick I personally employ on a regular basis - be the only entrant in a category and you automatically win.

Slight of hand? Disingenuous marketing ploy? Outright deceit? Perhaps, sometimes it's all you've got...

bestonline323 said...

You're making me hungry!
=(

Cheers,
B.J
Laser Hair Removal Chicago

Kathryn said...

I don't think it was an off-night. I work nearby and go there for lunch on a semi-regular basis (co-workers' choice). The burgers (both regular and turkey) are consistently dry. The only thing that makes the bacon burger tolerable is the bacon, of which there is plenty. And the fries are just unconscionable. I don't much care for this place, particularly when both Hackney's and Epic are so close.

Rudy Lay said...

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Togel Online Singapore
Togel Online Hongkong
Bandar Togel Singapore
Bandar Togel
Togel Online Terpercaya
Bandar Togel Online Terpercaya
Togel Online
Agen Togel Online Terpercaya
Agen Togel Online
Foto Cewe Bugil
Gambar Cewe Bugil

rizal said...




nonton movie 21
nonton movie film
nonton movie gratis
nonton movie hd
nonton movie indonesia
nonton movie korea
nonton movie bioskop
nonton movie online


Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99

rizal said...






Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet


Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99



Rudy Lay said...

web is very useful and very helpful many communities
Agen Bandarq
Agen domino99
Domino Online
Bandarq
Bandar domino
Bandar poker

Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker


Agen Bola
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet


Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Togel Online Singapore
Togel Online Hongkong
Bandar Togel Singapore
Bandar Togel
Togel Online Terpercaya
Bandar Togel Online Terpercaya
Togel Online
Agen Togel Online Terpercaya
Agen Togel Online

Rudy Lay said...

To hone logic, supported with open minds and a lot to learn. For logic that is already extensive, balance it with humility
Agen Bandarq
Agen domino99
Domino Online
Bandarq
Bandar domino
Bandar poker Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker


Agen Bola
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet


Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Togel Online Singapore
Togel Online Hongkong
Bandar Togel Singapore
Bandar Togel
Togel Online Terpercaya
Bandar Togel Online Terpercaya
Togel Online
Agen Togel Online Terpercaya
Agen Togel Online

Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker


Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Rudy Lay said...

Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Agen Bandarq

Agen Domino99

Domino Online

Agen Poker

Bandar Domino99

Rudy Lay said...

Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Agen Bola Resmi

Bandar bola

Agen Bola Terpercaya

Agen Bola Terbesar

Agen Bola online

Judi bola

Berita Bola

Agen Sbobet

Agen Ibcbet

Fika Fikalestari said...

Folly dares will be defeated cleverness hesitation.
Agen Bola
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet

Rudy Lay said...

She told me she just didn’t see herself as a leader and didn’t realize that other people at the school saw her as a leader as well
Togel Online Singapore
Togel Online Hongkong
Bandar Togel Singapore
Bandar Togel
Togel Online Terpercaya
Bandar Togel Online Terpercaya
Togel Online
Agen Togel Online Hanoi
Agen Togel Online
Togel Online Cambodia

Rudy Lay said...

Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Agen Bandarq

Agen domino

Domino Online

agen Bandarq

Bandar domino99
agen domino online
berita politikberita politik terkini

Fika Fikalestari said...

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Rudy Lay said...

Super website with a great sha and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99

Fika Fikalestari said...

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Fika Fikalestari said...

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
Agen Bandarq
Agen Domino99
Domino Online
Agen Poker
Bandar Domino99
Bandar Poker

Fika Fikalestari said...

Folly dares will be defeated cleverness hesitation.
Agen Bola
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet

Rudy Lay said...

Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet

Fika Fikalestari said...

Folly dares is will be defeated cleverness hesitation.
Agen Bola
Agen Bola Resmi
Bandar bola
Agen Bola Terpercaya
Agen Bola Terbesar
Agen Bola online
Judi bola
Berita Bola
Agen Sbobet
Agen Ibcbet

Blog Archive

eXTReMe Tracker