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March 7, 2012

The Counter

by gastronomicbypass

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In one word – Customized

Location – 666 W Diversey Parkway (Diversey & Clark)

Food – This is a classy diner option in Lincoln Park, where you can customized your burger to your high maintenance needs.  Once seated, you fill out a card where you state your chosen protein, cheese and toppings.  Making these decisions gave me the same stress I feel when picking out my stirfry at Flat Top Grill.  For some reason, whether or not add roasted garlic aioli feels  like the decision that could alter the course of my life.  However, I got lucky and made a good decision this time – 1/3 lb of turkey with swiss cheese, grilled onions, avocado, tomato and ginger soy glaze.  And sweet potato fries. Do yourself a favor and order the sweet potato fries.

Drink – They have normal diner beverages, including floats.

Service – Essentially you need someone to take the sheet of paper that you fill out and deliver it to the kitchen and then come back in a reasonable amount of time with your order.  All systems were go, and I found no fault in the service.

Scene – It’s feels like a futuristic diner in here.  I appreciated the cleanliness of the establishment, sometimes a characteristic lacking in a diner…Very casual.  Come here during the day in your best hoodie.

Occasion – I wouldn’t say this is a destination, but if you find yourself in this area, it’s worth room in your stomach.

Price – $19.12 for a burger, soda and sharing sweet potato fries.  Yeah, it was expensive, but I didn’t have buyer’s remorse.

If you like, try – DMK Burger Bar

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