Flip Burger Boutique – Westside

Richard Blais (of Top Chef: Chicago and foie gras milkshake fame) and his partners fuel the city’s burger mania at their Westside showboat. Lines often trail out the door while folks wait to be seated in the clean-lined white space that marries the aesthetics of Ikea and French designer Philippe Starck. The twenty or so burger choices let you stay as conventional or go as wacky as you please (we love the “Southern,” a country-fried beef patty topped with pimento cheese). You’ll also find variations made with pâté, shrimp, chorizo, and falafel.