TimeOut loves Chef Amanda Downing’s Instagram

Who doesn't love swiping through Instagram and seeing mouthwatering photos of food? TimeOut Chicago knows that Chicago chefs post some of the best 'grams' from pretty entrees, desserts, and ingredients. TimeOut ranked the best Instagram accounts by Chicago chefs. Its no surprise that Chef Amanda Downing topped the list. "Rockit's chef curates a pretty chill Instagram—she's a huge Cubs fan ...

Thrillist Says You Must Eat at Rockit Burger Bar

Available on weekends only, The Gridiron burger (black angus beef, grilled Polish sausage, bacon-braised sauerkraut, whole grain mustard) will help you stay calm and collected during NFL Sundays… even when Jay Cutler doesn’t.  Come to Rockit Burger Bar where Chef Amanda Downing prepares these incredible burgers to perfection.  Billy Dec, Arturo Gomez, Brad Young, and Rockit Ranch Productions have created an amazing dish, to be enjoyed ASAP! …

HOLY MOLY, WHAT AN AIOLI!

Yes, I consciously put that absurd title together and did so for good reason. As someone who grew up with a distaste for mayonnaise (and in all honesty, I’m still not the biggest fan of your typical, store-bought mayo to this day) I was recently introduced to Rockit Burger Bar’s selection of gourmet, homemade aiolis. Since then, I’ve officially become …

Cheeky Chicago Experiments with #BurgerLab

Check out this mouth watering article on our latest concept, the Burger Lab from Samantha Nelson of Cheeky Chicago. From original article: “This week’s Burger Lab menu offered plenty of crazy tastes. You could use grilled cheese as your bun and top your patty with chorizo…we loved our bison patty on a harvest wheat bun covered in crispy fried rock …

Cheeky Chicago Burger Lab Review

Be your own burger lab scientist! Samantha Nelson’s review on this weeks Burger Lab menu.  “You could use grilled cheese as your bun and top your patty with chorizo…we loved our bison patty on a harvest wheat bun covered in crispy fried rock shrimp, black truffle shavings and black beer sheep’s cheese.” – Samantha Nelson   Read full article here.

Choose Chicago Chooses Rockit Burger Bar as a Go-To for Gourmet Burgers

Choose Chicago highlights Chef Amanda Downing as a stand out with her out-of-the-box burger creations at Rockit Burger Bar! From original article: “Need another reason to head to Wrigleyville when Cubs baseball isn’t in swing? How about nearly 20 burger options and 4 types of fries. Fill up on monster meals such as The Gridiron with bacon braised sauerkraut and …

How a Chef Thinks: The Making of Rockit Burger Bar’s New Menu

The process of creating or changing a menu begins far before any customer sees the results. It takes hours of research, and countless tastings, tinkering and refining before a final product ever hits your table. The first step Executive Chef Amanda Downing takes is to determine why we are changing things up. There are several key factors to consider, including: …

Daily Herald features grilling tips with Chef Amanda!

Chef Amanda’s grilling expertise has been discussed in the Daily Herald, her best grilling tips have been showcased in this edition. Read the full article here. Click here for reservations. From the original article: “The hamburger from Rockit Burger Bar starts simply with Kobe beef. Chef Amanda Downing says fatty beef and a sprinkle of salt is all you need …