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Thrillist: Rockit Burger Bar One Of Chicago’s Finest Patty Melts

History tells us the patty melt was invented in California in the late 1940s. We say history is super dumb. Sure, maybe the name was coined then, but you don’t think some guy with a handlebar mustache was housing a patty on hearty German rye bread with cheese, grilled onions, and a tall lager a century ago? ‘Cause he totally …

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Thrillist: Rockit Burger Bar One Of 8 Best Places To Get Paczki In Chicago

Officially the only worthwhile fake February holiday (sorry, Plum Pudding Day), National Paczki Day — Chicago’s most Polish donut-y celebration on record — goes down this February 17th, which means it’s just about time to stock up. Here are the eight best places to do that in Chicago, and when. Note: Some of these are traditional and some of them …

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Thrillist: Fried Mac & Cheese Bites One Of 9 Best Deep-Fried Foods In Chicago

Do you know the one thing (really the only thing) that could possibly make this already incredible sentence incredible…er? Frying it. While we try to figure out how exactly to do that, check out this list of the awesomest deep-fried foods in Chicago. Rockit Burger Bar (address and info) Wrigleyville Remember when we covered Rockit’s Mac & Cheese Attack burger? …

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Michigan Avenue Magazine: Get Unbelievable Eats for National Cheeseburger Day at Rockit Burger Bar

Earlier this year we suggested some tasty ways to fête National Burger Month; now we’re adding cheese to the equation in honor of another sacred occasion on the carnivore calendar: National Cheeseburger Day on September 18. Mac N’ Cheese Attack Burger at Rockit Burger Bar Rockit redefines “cheeseburger.”  Thanks to its shameless fried mac n’ cheese “bun,” this beautiful disaster of …

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Dining Chicago: Satisfy Your Craving for Wings at Rockit’s WingIt Fest

The return of football season means the return of incessant cravings for chicken wings. The quintessential tailgate food is as inexorably linked with the early fall season as pumpkin spice lattes and cups of cider. Hence, Rockit’s annual wing fest, Wing It, comes at the perfect time both at the Rockit Burger Bar and Rockit Bar & Grill. The duration …

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Thrillist: Best Egg-Topped Burgers

Which came first: the burger, or the egg-topped burger? And does anyone honestly care if that question just results in us rounding up the nine best egg-topped burgers in all of Chicago? Yeah, didn’t think so. Rockit Burger Bar: Rockit’s take on huevos rancheros is the only take on huevos rancheros that should ever be allowed to be taken: it’s a Black Angus …

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Thrillist: Celebrate National Mac ‘n Cheese Day with Rockit Burger Bar

Between National Burger Day and National Waffle Day, you’ve been stuffing your face silly to keep up with the latest food holidays. But you’re going to have to unhinge your jaw once more today, as it’s National Macaroni ‘n Cheese Day. Here are seven suggestions for your dinner tonight — they’re all amazingly cheesy, and bound to make that box of Velveeta in …

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The Daily Beast: Crazy Comfort Foods

A gathering of the great minds of meat offer their two cents on the advent of the patty, our need to festoon it with fixin’s, and what the future of the hamburger holds. Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions—on a sesame seed bun. The Big Mac’s anthem, made famous by its signature ’70s jingle, is firmly engrained …

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DNAinfo Recommends Rockit Burger Bar’s MTV Trivia Night

Remember “Singled Out”?  Downtown Julie Brown? “The slap heard round the world?” If the answer is yes, you may want to head to Rockit this Thursday. The Wrigleyville burger bar is hosting an MTV-themed trivia night in honor of the channel’s 33rd anniversary. Team trivia kicks off at 8 p.m. Drink specials include half-price wine bottles, $4 Goose Island Green Line drafts, $4 Founders …